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MHS Library | How to cite and reference your sources (Monash University)

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Legal sources

Bill
*Bills are cited in-text by title
*legislation should be referenced as if in print even if viewed electronically

Reference list Parliament of Victoria 2011, Children’s services Amendment Bill 2011
*to cite legal sources outside Australia, include the country
*list Acts/Bills alphabetically in a separate section of your reference list (see Appendix B)

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Children’s services Amendment Bill 2011, S.45A indicates that the Secretary can cancel a service approval for a number of reasons.
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Paraphrasing - Information prominent The cancellation of a service approval by the Minister is possible for a number of reasons (Children’s services Amendment Bill 2011, S.45A).
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Quoting - Author prominent Children’s services Amendment Bill 2011, S.45A states that, 'the Secretary may decide to cancel a service approval to the extent it relates to an approved associated children's service'.
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Quoting - Information prominent The Secretary may decide to cancel a service approval to the extent it relates to an approved associated children's service (Children’s services Amendment Bill 2011, S.45A).
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Act of Parliament
*Acts are cited in-text by title
*legislation should be referenced as if in print even if viewed electronically

Reference list Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cwlth)
*list Acts/Bills alphabetically in a separate section of your reference list labelled Legislation (see Appendix B: sample reference list)

Paraphrasing - Author prominent

First in-text citation:
In Section 142R (1A) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cwlth) the circumstances under which the Minister may fix the eligible number for the TSRA are outlined.
In subsequent in-text citations:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act
Paraphrasing - Information prominent In subsequent in-text citations:
In specified circumstances the Minister is able to fix the eligible number for the TSRA (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act s.142R (1A).
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*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act for second and subsequent citations ONLY
Quoting - Author prominent In subsequent in-text citations:
In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act s.142R (1A), it is stated that, 'the Minister may fix the eligible number for the TSRA by notice in the Gazette.'
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*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act for second and subsequent citations ONLY
Quoting - Information prominent In subsequent in-text citations:
'The Minister may fix the eligible number for the TSRA by notice in the Gazette.' (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act s.142R (1A).
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*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act for second and subsequent citations ONLY   

 

Case
*cases are cited in-text by title
*cases should be referenced as if in print even if viewed electronically

Reference list Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd v Marotta [2012] FWA 432
*list cases alphabetically in a separate section of your reference list labelled Cases (see Appendix B: sample reference list)

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Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd v Marotta [2012] FWA 432 is a precedent related to aggressive behaviour on trains.
Paraphrasing - Information prominent The issue was decided with a three month ban on entry to Metro trains for the passenger (Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd v Marotta [2012] FWA 432, para. 90).
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Quoting - Author prominent In Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd v Marotta [2012] FWA 432 it was argued that the relevant act 'provides forceful discouragement of misuse of the right' of entry (para. 83).
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Quoting - Information prominent It was found that the behaviour was 'a misuse of the Respondent's statutory right of entry' (Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd v Marotta [2012] FWA 432, para. 82).
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