The Australian Legal System
When beginning to study Legal Studies for the first time, you may find it worthwhile reading an overview of Australia's Legal System. In particular, the section on the courts will assist in searching case law on the Internet.
There is also good information about Indigenous Law and Justice Framework.
You may also like to check the information on Rights and Responsibilities.
Newspapers and media sites will be important sources of information for you this year. You can access Newspaper sites and our indexes directly from the Access It Homepage. To get to this page just click on Library at the top of this guide.
Senior students can also sign up to access The Age Digital Edition. Please see Resource Centre Staff for help with this.
From the main Library page you can access Newsbank, Echo, The Age and other media sites
Newsbank is a full text data base of newspaper articles from The Age, The Herald / Sun and The Australian:
Echo is an index to the newspapers and also provides excellent information on various current issues:
This is an invaluable resource all Legal Studies students should spend some time getting to know.