Legislation comprises the laws (Acts) and rules made by Parliament, together with the legislative process applied to enforce them by delegated authorities.
Information is available to help you gain a better understanding of an Act, through:
The Legislative process is outlined in this link to the Parliament of Australia: The Senate and Legislation. This guide explains the process of how a Bill becomes an Act. It also explains delegated legislation and statutory interpretation. See also:
Most Acts have Regulations or Rules that accompany them:
You always need to check the currency of an Act or a Regulation. You can do this via the specific piece of legislation you need.
Sometimes it is necessary to refer to a piece of legislation as at a date in the past:
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.