Reference guide 

ALJ
Australian Law Journal.

ALJR
Australian Law Journal Reports.

CJ
Journals of the United Kingdom House of Commons. References are to session and page, e.g. CJ (1857–58) 247–8.

CLR
Commonwealth Law Reports.

Constitution
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (63 and 64 Victoria, Ch. 12), an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament assented to on 9 July 1900, and commencing to operate on 1 January 1901. The text of this Act and the Constitution, section 9 of the Act, is attached.

Gazette
Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette, previously Commonwealth of Australia Gazette and Australian Government Gazette. References are to number/date/page (if any), e.g. Gazette S64 (4.3.88) 4.

HC
UK House of Commons Paper. References are to number/session/page, e.g. HC 34 (1967–68) 4.

H.C. Deb.
UK House of Commons Debates. References are to date and page, e.g. H.C. Deb. (31.10.80) 916.

H.R. Deb.
Parliamentary Debates (Hansard—House of Representatives). From 1901 until March 1953 House of Representatives and Senate debates were bound together as ‘Parliamentary Debates’ volumes I to CII and 103 to 221. From September 1953 separate volumes were published for each House. References are to date and page, e.g. H.R. Deb. (24.11.2003) 22458. Page numbers are those of final volumes; pagination of the daily proof issue differs.

J
Journals of the Senate. References are to sessional volume/page/date, e.g. J 1974–75/1031 (11.11.1975).

May
Erskine May’s Treatise on the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament, first published in 1844, is commonly referred to as May’s Parliamentary Practice and is the standard reference text on the procedure and practice of Parliament in the United Kingdom. The edition current in 2018 is the 24th edition published by LexisNexis in 2011. Also of relevance, by virtue of s. 49 of the Constitution, are the 10th (1893) and 11th (1906) editions.

NP
House of Representatives Notice Paper. Bound in sessional volumes 1901–1977. Bound in annual volumes after 1978. References are to Notice Paper number/date/page, e.g. NP 31 (26.8.1910) 163.

Odgers
Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice. The edition current in 2018 is the 14th edition published by the Department of the Senate in 2016.

PP
Parliamentary Paper. Parliamentary papers are those papers which have been presented to either House of the Parliament and which have been ordered to be printed or to be made a Parliamentary Paper. Until 1967 Parliamentary papers were numbered and bound according to sessions. References are to number/session/page (of paper, not volume), e.g. PP 32 (1964–66) 27. Since 1967 papers have been numbered consecutively for each year and references are to number/year/page.

Prior to 1963 certain papers relating solely to either the House or Senate were designated H of R or S and (prior to 1961) were published only in the Votes and Proceedings or Journals volumes respectively, e.g. H of R 1 (1962–63) 43 and S 2 (1954–55) 24.

Quick and Garran
J. Quick and R. R. Garran, The Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1901. The classic contemporary reference text on the origins and meaning of the sections of the Constitution.

S. Deb.
Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)—Senate. References are to date and page, e.g. S. Deb. (11.5.1989) 2385. Page numbers are of final volumes; pagination of the daily proof issue differs.

SNP
Senate Notice Paper. References are to Notice Paper number/date/page, e.g. SNP 153 (10.5.1989) 5909.

Senate S.O.
Senate standing order.

S.O.
Standing order. The House of Representatives standing orders as at 13 September 2016.

VP
Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives from 1901 to present. References are to sessional volume/page/date, e.g. VP 2013–16/1 (12.11.2013).


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