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  • Legal materials are categorised into Primary sources and Secondary sources

  • Primary sources are legislation and case law

  • Secondary sources include discussions about the law or legal commentary such as books, journal articles, legal encyclopaedia, reports, loose-leaf services and online services
  • Extrinsic Materials will also be referred to in the context of legislation and are used to assist in interpreting legislation.  For example; explanatory memoranda, reports of law reform commissions, parliamentary committee reports and second reading speeches.

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