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11. FreeComLaw: Commonwealth of Australia Law

Attorney-General's Department: ComLaw, incorporating the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) provides access to Australian Commonwealth primary legislation as well as related documents and information in electronic form. It also provides links to sites that provide access to State Legislation and Commonwealth and State Case Law.

12. FreeCongress.gov

Library of Congress: Congress.gov is the official source for United States federal legislative information. It is a comprehensive site containing a large range of US government publications, legislation, committee reports, House and Senate Directories and historical documents. Included are Bill Summary & Status; Bill Text; Public Laws; the Congressional Record; Committee Reports; Appropriations Bills, Presidential Nominations; Treaties; and links to Days in Session Calendar; US Government Historical documents; How Congress Makes Laws; Executive Branch; Judicial Branch; and State Resources.

13. LicencedIndex to Legal Periodicals & Books

H. W. Wilson: Provides international coverage (U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews. Indexes over 1,000 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications and includes full text of over 300 select periodicals. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

14. FreeJADE (Judgments and Decisions Enhanced)

BarNet: Jade is a current awareness service that collects recent decisions of selected Australian Courts and Tribunals into an enhanced database. Although all basic Jade features are free, registration is required to use the customiseable options.

15. FreeLawcite

: Lawcite is a freely available case citator service developed by Austlii. It is used to locate judgements, to find how a decision has been subsequently dealt with and to identify journal articles referring to the case.

16. FreeLegal Database

Australian Taxation Office: The Legal Database is a collection of legal and policy information. Here you have access to much of the material the Australian Tax Office uses when making decisions, including: Legislation and supporting material, Public Rulings and Determinations, Case Decision Summaries (details of important decisions made by the ATO), ATO Practice Statements (directions to ATO staff on how to apply the laws administered by the Commissioner), Tax related case law.

17. FreeNative Title Infobase

Federal Court of Australia: This database contains Australian material relating to native title and land claims including journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers, reports and press clippings. This collection began in the 1990s, although some material dates back to 1839. It also includes selected material from other jurisdictions including New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Africa and Asia.

18. FreeNew Zealand Legislation

New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office/Te Tari Tohutohu: This website provides free public access to up-to-date unofficial versions of the following New Zealand legislation: Acts of Parliament (public Acts), local Acts, private Acts, imperial Acts in force in New Zealand, provincial Acts and provincial Ordinances in force in New Zealand. It also includes Regulations, Bills and Supplementary Order Acts.

19. FreePACLII Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute

University of the South Pacific School of Law: Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII), in partnership with the University of the South Pacific School of Law, provides free access to South Pacific laws and material, including case law, legislation, treaties, Law Reform Commission documents.

20. FreeParliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia: The website includes links to Hansard, Bills, committees and publications as well as ParlInfo, the Parliamentary Document Repository. Information about curent and historical parliaments (including links to Australian state and territory parliaments), elections and referendums, publications and key Internet links are available through the Parliamentary Library link.

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Our subject guides

"Australian law: selected websites"

This resource contains links to major Australian legal sites on the Internet organised by jurisdiction. It provides links to the websites of all commonwealth courts (federal, high and family courts of Australia) and state law resources including legislation, parliaments and courts.

"Law reports and court records; print resources"

A guide to law reports and court records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes both Australian and overseas reports and records. Refers to printed resources held by the Library only.

"United States congressional publications and information"

A guide to United States congressional publications held at the National Library of Australia. Refers to documents held in both print and online formats, including the microfiche collection of documents from the United States Government Printing Office (SUDOC collection).