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These publications include Hansard, Parliamentary papers and Gazettes.
Find out what each of the publications includes as well as where you can access the publications.
The law governs our lives from the day we are born to the day we die. So where do our laws come from?
This 10 minute video explains how parliaments make law, explaining the process of a Bill to an Act, how legislation changes over time, why the Commonwealth makes some laws and the states others, and delegated legislation such as regulations.
Developed by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW. Also available in captioned format.