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APA 7th referencing guide

Act of Parliament

KEY INFORMATION

Reference components:

Title of the Act in italics (Jurisdiction abbreviationsection number and subdivision if relevantURL  

 

EXAMPLES

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association does not cover Australian legal materials. The guidelines below are adapted from the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

In-text example

(Building Industry Act 1985).

According to the Building Industry Act 1985

Section 55 of the Fair Work Act 2009 states...

Reference list entry           

Building Industry Act 1985 (Cth) s. 10.4. http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/num_act/bia198521

Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/cth/consol_act/fwa2009114/

Case

KEY INFORMATION

Reference components:

Case Name in Italics (year) volume number Law Report Series starting page. URL

 

EXAMPLES

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association does not cover Australian legal materials. The guidelines below are adapted from the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

In-text example

(Shea v. News Ltd., 2015).

The case of Shea v. News Ltd. (2015) highlights...

In-text example: Direct quotation

The plaintiff's claim relates to "damage to their reputations, by their identification in photographs and accompanying articles" (Shea v. News Ltd., 2015, p. 4).

The case of Shea v. News Ltd. (2015) relates to the plaintiff's claim of "damage to their reputations, by their identification in photographs and accompanying articles" (p. 4).

Reference list entry

Shea v. News Ltd. (2015) WASC 1. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/wa/WASC/2015/1.html                      

Extra Tips!

  • If the volumes of the law report are organised by year, there will be no volume number
  • For cases from overseas jurisdictions, refer to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation

Standard

KEY INFORMATION

Reference components:

Author Surname, Initial(s) or Organisation Name. (year). Title of standard in italics (Standard number). Publisher Name. URL

 

EXAMPLES

In-text example        

(Standards Australia, 2015).

Standards Australia (2015) outlines...

In-text example: Direct quotation      

"Hand towels, should be to the right of the tap, where practical, and closer to the basin than the hand lotion" (Standards Australia, 2015, p. 10).

Standards Australia (2015) state "hand towels, should be to the right of the tap, where practical, and closer to the basin than the hand lotion" (p. 10).

Reference list entry      

Standards Australia. (2015). Placement and presentation of hand hygiene materials in relation to the basin in healthcare settings (AS 1071:2015). SAI Global. http://www-saiglobal.com                                                                                                                

Extra Tips:

  • If using a print standard omit the URL
  • When the publisher is the same as the author, omit the publisher name from the reference