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This example will explain the key elements of a legal citation:
Waters v Public Transport Corporation (1991) 173 CLR 349
This example will explain the key elements of the legal citation:
Example: R v Carroll (2002) 213 CLR 635; (2002) 194 ALR 1
Australian courts use a system of Medium Neutral Citation to cite each case it produces. Each court has a unique abbreviation that is used in these citations. This example will explain the key elements of a medium neutral citation:
Example: Sidhu v Van Dyke  HCA 19
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