Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New database - TimeBase - for historical Australian legislation



Do you need historical versions of Australian legislation? Do you need to compare old and new legislative provisions? CSU Library now subscribes to TimeBase, an Australian package of full-text legislation and legal research tools.

In TimeBase, you can access full-text legislation including amending, subordinate, and repealed legislation, Bills, Explanatory Memoranda and Second Reading Speeches, along with detailed legislative histories. Links are provided to cases which interpret sections of Acts or Regulations.

The historical versions of legislation are available through the Point-in-Time products in the following subject areas:
  • Banking and Finance
  • Social Security
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • ASX Listing and Market Rules
  • Competition and Consumer Service
  • Corporations Law
  • Income Tax
  • GST
  • Commonwealth Criminal Law
  • Legislation only services for Customs, Excise, Migration and Student Assistance

You can also access Federal Case Law from a range of courts and tribunals, including all cases reported in the Australian Law Reports (ALR), Federal Court Reports (FCR), and Commonwealth Reports (CLR).

In addition, the TimeBase blog provides useful commentary on the latest developments in these topics:
  • IP and Media
  • Corporate & Regulatory
  • Trade & Commerce
  • Industrial Law
  • Taxation
  • Legal Research

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