LexisNexis Guide: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 5th edition

A clear and accessible guide on legislation and statutory interpretation

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352405
Release Date: December 04, 2020
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352412
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Product description

This book is an invaluable resource for anyone studying legislation and statutory interpretation in Australia. It provides clear and informative discussion on:

• the importance of legislation and statutory interpretation
• the relationship between legislation and case law
• the format of statutes and delegated legislation
• the legislative process
• the modern approach to statutory interpretation (including interpretation in context, the purposive approach, extrinsic evidence, common law presumptions and the effect of interpretation)
• answering problem questions
• how to research legislation

The fifth edition of this popular guide has been updated to include:
• expanded analysis of the modern approach to statutory interpretation
• recent case law (including key High Court decisions)
• updated examples of legislation
• revised problem questions and answers
• updated discussion on researching legislation


• Clear accessible explanations ensure concepts are clearly understood
• Includes examples, questions and excerpts from relevant legislation to consolidate learning
• Supported by large range of online lecturer materials

Related Titles

• Hall & Macken, Statutory Interpretation: Principles and Context, 2021
• Pearce, Statutory Interpretation in Australia, 9th ed, 2019
• Pearce, Interpretation Acts in Australia, 2018


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Table of contents

  1. Introduction to this Guide, Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

  2. Legislation as a Source of Law

  3. Legislative Process

  4. Statutory Interpretation

  5. Answering Problem Questions on Statutory Interpretation

  6. Researching Legislation