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Statutory interpretation in Australia

Author: D C Pearce; R S Geddes
Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W. : LexisNexis Butterworths, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This book seeks to provide legal practitioners and students with a guide to some of the practical questions of interpretation in legislation as they arise in Australia today.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D C Pearce; R S Geddes
ISBN: 9780409322330 0409322334
OCLC Number: 77549385
Notes: Previous edition: Butterworths, 2001.
Description: lxvi, 382 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Approaches to the interpretation of legislation --
3. Extrinsic aids to interpretation --
4. Intrinsic or grammatical aids to interpretation --
5. Legal assumptions --
6. Interpretation Acts and Sections --
7. Interpretation of Repealing Acts, Amending Acts and Acts incorporating other statutes --
8. Interpretation of consolidating, reprinted and codified Acts --
9. Interpretation of remedial, penal and fiscal provisions --
10. Retrospective operation of legislation --
11. Obligatory and discretionary provisions --
12. Drafting conventions and expressions.
Responsibility: D.C. Pearce, Robert Geddes.

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This book seeks to provide legal practitioners and students with a guide to some of the practical questions of interpretation in legislation as they arise in Australia today.

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