[LINK] Australian standards blocked from open access

Markus Buchhorn markus.buchhorn at anu.edu.au
Fri Jul 10 10:28:55 AEST 2009

Slightly off-topic for this thread but:

----- Original Message -----
From: Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au>
> Yes, I made that connection too.. though "The Law" has only 
> recently become openly available mainly through the efforts of
> <http://www.austlii.edu.au/>
> As far as I can tell, the federal and state attempts are pretty poor 

AustLII certainly blazed the trail, but all of the state/territory/federal responsible areas (parliamentary counsels, offices of legislative drafting, etc) have good websites with Acts and Bills (and Regs and ...) online very quickly; some if not all make it part of the legislative process. ComLaw (the fed one) states up front its role is "to bring low- or no-cost access to the law for the community ".

Start with the list at

AustLII is still awesome for their access to court materials and other non-legislative information though.


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