The guidelines presented on these pages are consistent with advice given in AGLC3 and should be followed carefully.
AGLC3 is medium neutral which means there is no need to indicate the source, print or online, in the case citation or reference. It is important to comply with the citation hierarchy along with the rules outlined below. This is not a comprehensive review of AGLC3 rules but a guideline of the rules most frequently applied.
Citation hierarchy in order of preference (according to rule 2.3.1)
Parties names rule 2:
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The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations is invaluable for matching abbreviations to series names and court identifiers:
Example in text:
Second and subsequent footnote citations:
27 Patrick Stevedores Operations No 2 Pty Ltd v Maritime Union of Australia (1998) 195 CLR 1, 27 .
28 Ibid 37 .
29 Ibid 39 .
50 Patrick Stevedores Operations No 2 Pty Ltd v Maritime Union of Australia (1998) 195 CLR 1, 74 .