Library Search can be used to find a wide range of information sources including books, ebooks, journal articles, streamed videos and Course Resources Online.
Use this box to start your search.
Legal System in Australia
The following resource provides an introduction to the legal system in Australia:
Hirst, J. 1998, Discovering Democracy: A Guide to Government and Law in Australia, Curriculum Corporation, Accessed: 2 March 2016.
Law dictionaries and encyclopedias
Find definitions of legal terms and background information about legal concepts.
ComLaw has the most complete and up-to-date collection of Commonwealth legislation and includes notices from the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette from 1 October 2012.
Check out the following guide for tips on using ComLaw - a pdf document will download to your computer, click to open, and you can save a copy.
What's New on ComLaw incorporating the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI). This page lists everything recently published to Comlaw within the last:
- 3 months for Acts
- 21 days for Gazettes
- 14 days for all other material
You can also register to MyComLaw. MyComLaw makes it easy for you to stay up to date on Commonwealth law. And once you've activated your account, you can access and update your ComLaw information from any computer in the world.
Use the Help link to find out more about what ComLaw covers.
CQUniversity subscribes to Law related databases which contain a variety of law resources, such as cases, legislation, commentaries, journals, etc. You may need to search all databases to find the information you seek.
Library Search may not be very useful for Law students looking for cases etc.
If you require further assistance please contact the Library.
Improve your research and information skills
University Research and Information Skills is the Library's Moodle site.
It outlines the skills you need to become successful at finding the best information for your assessment items.
All Undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in this course, so you will find it in your Moodle course list or you can use the link above.