AGLC Examples - Getting started with AGLC - Bibliographies

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Unless instructed otherwise, it is expected that written assessment includes a bibliography.

The bibliography is divided into parts with headings specifying the type of sources which are relevant for the assessment:

A Articles/Books/Reports
B Cases
C Legislation
D Treaties
E Other

If the assessment does not include some of the types of sources listed above, the headings of those types are omitted.

Sources under the headings should be listed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first-listed author, which should be inverted and separated by a comma. For works by two or more authors, only the first author's name and surname should be inverted.

Pinpoint references are not included in the bibliography.

Full stops should not follow the citations.




A Articles/Books/Reports

Davies, Martin and Ian Malkin, Torts (LexisNexis Butterworths, 6th ed, 2012)

George, Patrick, Defamation Law in Australia (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd ed, 2012)

Hutchinson, Andrew, Heydon' Seek: Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places (2003) 29 Monash University Law Review 85

New South Wales, Royal Commission into the New South Wales Police Service, Final Report (1997)

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (Final Report, December 2015) vol 2

Willmott, Lindy et al, Contracts (Oxford University Press, 4th ed, 2013)


Cases are listed alphabetically with full citation as specified in the 'Cases' section. Use only the starting page and no Pinpoints.


B Cases

Australian Woollen Mills Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth (1953) 92 CLR 424

Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562

Dunleavy v Peak [2009] NSWCA 72

Griffiths v Kerkemeyer (1977) 139 CLR 161

Kriz v King [2006] 1 Qd R 327

New South Wales v Fahy (2007) 232 CLR 486

Ross v Chambers (Unreported, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Kriewaldt J, 5 April 1956)

Van Gervan v Fenton (1992) 175 CLR 327


Legislation is listed alphabetically and is not further subdivided into jurisdiction. Do not include Pinpoints.


C Legislation

Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)

Civil Liability Regulation 2003 (Qld)

Civil Proceedings Act 2012 (Qld)

Defamation Bill 2005 (Qld)

Explanatory Notes, Personal Injuries Proceedings Bill 2002 (Qld)

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld)

Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic)


Treaties are listed alphabetically.


D Treaties

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, opened for signature 18 December 1979, [1983] ATS 9 (entered into force 18 September 1981)

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel, opened for signature 22 December 1994, [2001] ATS 3 (entered into force 15 January 1999)

Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community, opened for signature 25 March 1957, 298 UNTS (entered into force 1 January 1958)

Other (Secondary Sources)

Includes all other legal information resources:

List alphabetically according to the surname of the first mentioned author or a name of institution if it is the author or, if there is no author, the first word in the title.


E Other

Attorney General's Dept (Cth), 'Copyright Reform and the Digital Agenda' (Discussion Paper, July 1997) <>

Butt, P and P Nygh (eds), LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary (online at 20 October, 2018)

Carter, JW, LexisNexis, Carter on Contract (online at 20 July 2018)

CCH, Australian Intellectual Property Commentary (online at 12 April 2018)

Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 3 November 2005, 103 (Phillip Ruddock, Attorney-General)

Peatling, Stephanie, 'Female Chief Justice Rewrites the Script', The Age (Melbourne, 31 January 2017) 6


See General Rules Part 1.13.