Bringing Australian free-access legislation to international best practice standards

  • Freiberg, Arie (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bottomley, Stephen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Grantham, Ross (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Greenleaf, Graham (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mowbray, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Blazey, Patricia (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • O'Donnell, Liz (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Selby, John (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) will build on its prior work to develop a comprehensive
free-access online legislation system for all Australian jurisdictions to best practice standards. This will involve (i)
Completion and enhancement of databases of current legislation; (ii) Adding 'historical' legislation, representing
legislation at previous periods in time; (iii) Adding comprehensive delegated legislation; (iv) Tracking
development of new legislation, and alerting users; and (v) Better linking/integration of related legislative
materials via a new form of citator. The significance will be that all Australian legal researchers (academic and
professional) will be able to improve their legislation research.
Effective start/end date1/01/1031/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University