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Interpretation Acts in Australia

Interpretation Acts in Australia

Pearce, D, 2018

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Book 9780409348767 $104.00
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A practical guide for all legal practitioners dealing with legislation

Format: Paperback


Interpretation Acts in Australia, 1st EDITION is a companion to the author’s widely used and frequently cited Statutory Interpretation in Australia. All jurisdictions in Australia have Interpretation Acts, which were developed to reduce the size of legislation by avoiding repetition of common words or terms. Anyone involved in the drafting and interpretation of legislation needs to be aware of the content of the Interpretation Act relating to that legislation. Interpretation Acts in Australia is a unique title providing a clear, precise and practical guide to the Interpretation Acts of each Australian jurisdiction. It is an invaluable resource for all legal practitioners and other professionals dealing with legislation.



• Clear and concise discussion
• Practical application


Related Titles

Geddes, Quick Reference Card: Statutory Interpretation, 2015
Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guide Series: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 4th edition, 2015
Pearce & Argument, Delegated Legislation in Australia, 5th edition, 2017
Pearce & Geddes, Statutory Interpretation in Australia, 8th edition, 2014
Wright, Common Law in the Age of Statutes: The Equity of the Statute, 2015


Dennis Pearce, AO, FAAL, is Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University College of Law, an authority on statutory interpretation and the co-author (with R S Geddes) of Statutory Interpretation Australia.

He is a Consultant at HWL Ebsworth, Lawyers, and has also conducted many reviews on behalf of the Commonwealth, ACT and New South Wales governments.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Commencement, Amendment and Repeal
3. Framework and Content of Legislation
4. Particular General References
5. Particular Words
6. Particular Activities
7. Governmental Offices: Definitions, Appointments and Delegations
8. Exercise of Powers
9. Miscellaneous

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