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Finding Extrinsic Materials

Extrinsic materials are sources that are not included in the statute itself, but help clarify the meaning intended by Parliament. These materials can include Explanatory Memoranda, Hansard, Parliamentary Papers and Law Reform Commission publications.

Extrinsic materials are often found on parliamentary websites, alongside the Bill they discuss. Search for the bill that introduced or amended the provision you are researching, to find associated materials.

Queensland Queensland Parliament - Bills and Legislation
Commonwealth Parliament of Australia - Bills and Legislation
Australian Capital Territory ACT Legislation Registry
Browse by category > Bills; or Search legislation > Advanced options > Bills and exposure drafts
New South Wales Parliament of New South Wales - Bills
Northern Territory Register of Legislation
From the sidebar Bills > By Title; or from header click Search > Advanced Search > select Bills As Introduced And/or As Passed
South Australia South Australian Legislative Tracking (SALT)
NB Explanatory Memoranda are not generally published for SA legislation
Tasmania Parliament of Tasmania - Bills
Victoria Parliament of Victoria - Legislation & Bills
Western Australia Parliament of Western Australia - Bills

Video: Finding Parliamentary Materials