For more information on citing international or foreign legislative materials, See Part IV: International Materials; See Part V: Foreign Domestic Materials
|Australian Capital Territory||ACT|
|New South Wales||NSW|
Pinpoints come after the jurisdiction and are not preceded by a comma
Pinpoints usually comprise an abbreviation of a designation (such as section 's', part 'pt' or schedule 'sch') and a number. For a table of designations and their abbreviations, See 3.1.4 and 3.4
Place a space between the designation abbreviation and the number
Place numbered or lettered subsections in brackets after the section number, without a space. Note that some sections include letters as part of the section number, these should appear as they do in the Act.
When pinpointing to a section and a subsection (or paragraph and a sub-paragraph etc), the abbreviation of the highest level should be used
Example: Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) s 28(1). [Not sub-s 28(1)]
Where multiple combinations of an abbreviation and number are needed to form one pinpoint reference, don't place a comma between each abbreviation-number combination
Example: Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) pt V div 2. [Not pt V, div 2]
Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld). [no pinpoint]
Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) s 23. [pinpointing to a section]
Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) s 23(1). [pinpointing to section 23, subsection 1]
Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) s 23(1)(a). [pinpointing to section 23, subsection 1, subsection a]
Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) ss 24-9. [pinpointing to a span of sections, 24 through to 29]
Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) ss 24, 29. [pinpointing to sections 24 and 29, but not 25, 26, 27 or 28]
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). [no pinpoint]
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) s 63B. [pinpointing to a section that includes both a number and letter]
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) s 63B(a). [pinpointing to section 63B, subsection a]
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) ss 63B(a)-(e). [pinpointing to a span of subsections, 63B(a) through to 63B(e)]
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) ss 63B(a), (e). [pinpointing to subsections 63B(a) and 63B(e), but not 63B(b), (c) or (d)]
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) pt V div 2. [pinpointing to a part and division]
Constitution of Queensland 2001 (Qld).
Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) sch 1 ('Criminal Code').
Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) sch 2 ('Australian Consumer Law').
Refugee Protection Bill 2018 (Cth). [Bill]
Right to Information Bill 2009 (Qld). [Bill]
Right to Information Regulation 2009 (Qld). [delegated legislation]
Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld). [delegated legislation]
High Court Rules 2004 (Cth). [delegated legislation]
Explanatory Memorandum, Freedom to Marry Bill 2016 (Cth).
Explanatory Notes, Right to Information Bill 2009 (Qld).
Explanatory Statement, Human Rights Bill 2003 (ACT).
* Where 'X' is the Gazette or Practice direction/note number.
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