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Bibliography Rules for AGLC3

Rule 1.16:  Bibliography

A bibliography must list all sources that were used, not only those referred to in the text and footnotes. Sources should be listed alphabetically under each heading. Full stops should not follow the citation.AGLC3 recommends dividing your bibliography into the following:

A. Articles/Books/Reports: Where there is one author, the author's first name and surname should be inverted and separated by a comma. When there are two or more authors, only the first author's name and surname should be inverted.

B. Cases: Use only surnames, only cite the first plaintiff and defendant. Do not use '& Anor' or '& Ors.' Do not include punctuation in abbreviations. A reported version of a case should always be cited in preference to an unreported version. Authorised report series should be used when available. Generalist (unauthorised) report series should be cited in preference to subject specific (unauthorised) report series.

C. Legislation: Cite the short title of the Act and the year in which the Act was originally passed in italics. Citations of an Act refer to that Act as amended (and consolidated). Do not italicise the title and year of a bill.

D. Treaties: A citation of a treaty should include the treaty title in italics as it appears on the first page of the treaty. For multilateral treaties with more than three signatories, the names of states parties should not be included after the title.

E. Other: See the complete guide for material covered by this division, which includes Law Reform Commission Reports, Legal Encyclopedias, Looseleaf services, Government documents, such as Parliamentary Debates and Theses. It also covers Internet Materials.


Example of an AGLC3 Bibliography

A Articles/Books/Reports

Craven, Greg,  'A Gripping Discussion on the Road to Nowhere?' in Sarah Murray (ed), Constitutional Perspectives on Australian Republic: Essays in Honour of Professor George Winterton, (Federation Press, 2010) 172

De Vietri, Rapheal, 'Christian Perspectives on the 'Responsibility to Protect' in International Law' [2011] (13) University of Notre Dame Law Review 1

Gaffney, Thomas F, 'Borrowed Manners: Court Etiquette and the Modern Lawyer' (2012) 86 Australian Law Journal 842

Hodgson, Douglas, The Law of Intervening Causation (Ashgate, 2008)

Jeffery, Michael and Ying Shen, 'The Likelihood of a Carbon Tax in China: Wishful Thinking or a Real Possibility?" [2012] 25 (2) Tulane Environmental Law Journal 419

Midalia, Ashley, ‘Jury Fails Again to Reach Verdict’, The Australian Financial Review (Sydney), 19 December 2007, 3

Murray, Sarah (ed), Constitutional Perspectives on Australian Republic: Essays in Honour of Professor George Winterton, (Federation Press, 2010)

Rothwell, Donald R et al, International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Sanderson, Jay and Kim Kelly, A Practical Guide to Legal Research (Lawbook, 2014)

Sassoli, Marco, Antoine A Bouvier and Anne Quintin, How Does Law Protect in War? (International Committee of the Red Cross, 2011)

Squelch, Joan Maureen, 'Religious Symbols and Clothing in the Workplace: Balancing the Respective Rights of Employees and Employers' (2013) 20(2) Murdoch University Law Review 3

Stuhmcke, Anita,  'For Love or Money: The Legal Regulation of Surrogate Motherhood' (1996) 3(1) Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law  <>

B   Cases

Dixon v Bell (1816) 1 Starke 287; (1816) 105 ER 1023

Donoghue v Stevenson (1932) AC 562

Evans v Bristile Limited (Unreported, Supreme Court of Western Australia, Wallwork J, 24 July 1992)

JJ Ryan & Sons v Rhone Poulenc Textiles SA, 863 F2d 315 (1998)

Ludlam v Johnston [2014] HCA 1 (21 January 2014)

Patrick Stevedores Operations No 2 Pty Ltd v Maritime Union of Australia (1998) 195 CLR 1

Peru v Chile (Judgment)  [2014]  ICJ 2

R v Cameron [1983] 2 NSWLR 66

Ray v Chatters [2012] FamCA 176

Transcript of Proceedings, R v Esau Pascoe (Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, SCC21345256,  Riley CJ, 17 July 2014)


Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)

Australian Constitution

Australian Taxation Office, Income Tax Deductibility of Self-Education Expenses, TR 98/9, 17 June 1998

Commonwealth, Gazette: Special, No S489, 1 December 2004

Crime and Misconduct  Regulation 2005 (Qld)

Criminal Appeal Rules (NSW)

Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)

Explanatory Memorandum, Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2010 (Cth)

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth) 

The Criminal Code (WA) 

Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 (Cth)

D Treaties

International Agreement on the Scheldt, Belgium-France-Netherlands, signed 3 December 2002, 2351 UNTS 13 (entered into force 1 December 2005) art 3(1)(a)

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, opened for signature 16 December 1966, 993 UNTS 3 (entered into force 3 January 1976)

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, opened for signature 17 July 1998, 2187 UNTS 3 (entered into force 1 July 2002) (Rome Statute)

E Other

Freckelton, Ian and Hugh Selby (eds), Thomson Reuters, Expert Evidence (at September 2014)

Law Reform Committee, Parliament of Victoria, Inquiry into Alternative Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice (2009)

LexisNexis, Halsbury's Laws of Australia, (as at 17 June 2010) 35 Aviation, 'V Carriage by Air'

Oxford University Press, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (at June 2008) 'Cabotage'

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, GA Res 217A (III), UN G AOR, 3rd sess, 183rd plen mtg, UN Doc A/810 (10 December 1948)

World Health Organization, 10 Facts About Women's Health (Feb 2009) <>