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Commonwealth Parliament of Australia, Infosheet 20: The Australian System of Government, (online) http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/Powers_practice_and_procedure/00-_Infosheets/Infosheet_20-_The_Australian_system_of_government

The Commonwealth Network, ‘The legal sector in the Commonwealth’ http://www.commonwealthofnations.org/sectors/business/legal

CourtRoomAdvice, ‘The Common Law of England’ http://www.courtroomadvice.co.uk/common-law-england.html

Fitzroy Legal Service Inc. The Law Handbook Online http://www.everyday-law.org.au/law-reform

Gary Slapper, How the Law Works, (Routledge, 2nd ed, 2011); citing Seinfeld, ‘the visa’, episode 55 (1993) http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/TheVisa.html

Victoria Law Foundation, Everyday Law: Where Do Laws Come From? http://www.everyday-law.org.au/where-do-laws-come-from

Victoria Law Foundation, Victoria’s Legal System http://www.victorialawfoundation.org.au/sites/default/files/resources/victoriaslegalsystem2016.pdf

Routledge: Taylor & Francis, AS Law, ‘Chapter One: The British constitution, law reform and the parliamentary legislative process’ (online) http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415458528/ChapterOne.pdf

Commonwealth Government of Australia, Australian Consumer Law (2016) ‘Consumers and the ACL’ http://consumerlaw.gov.au/consumers-and-the-acl/

Commonwealth Government of Australia, Australian Consumer Law, ‘Consumer Guarantees: a guide for businesses and legal practitioners’, (2016) http://consumerlaw-staging.tspace.gov.au/files/2016/05/0553FT_ACL-guides_Guarantees_web.pdf

Consumer Action Law Centre Inc, Resources, ‘Help for Consumers’ http://consumeraction.org.au/help-for-consumers/

Fitzroy Legal Service Inc. The Law Handbook Online http://www.australiancontractlaw.com/law/formation-agreement.html

Julie Clark, ‘Australian Contract Law’ http://www.australiancontractlaw.com/index.html See: (Formation: agreement); (Formation: consideration), (Formation: formalities); (Formation: capacity); (Formation: intention),


JW Carter, Carter’s Guide to Australian Contract Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2006).

Geoff Lindsay, Contract: Sixth Edition, Nutshell series (Lawbook Co. 6th ed, 2010).

JW Carter, Quick Reference Cards: Contract Law I & II, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd edn, July 2015.

Jeannie Paterson, Andrew Robertson, Arlen Duke, Principles of Contract Law ( Lawbook Co. 5th ed, 2016).

Phil Harris, An Introductions to Law, (Cambridge University Press, 8th ed, 2016).

James Miller, Getting into law, (Butterworths Australia, 2002).

John Carvan, Understanding the Australian Legal System, (Thomson Lawbook Co. 7th ed, 2015).

James K. Gaynor, Profile of the Law, (BNA Books, 1974).

Michael Meek, Nutshell series: Australian Legal System, (Thomson Lawbook Co. 4th ed, 2008).

Russell Hinchey, The Australian Legal System, (Pearson Education Australia, 2008).

Stephen Waddams, Introduction to the study of law, (Carswell, 7th ed, 2010).

Suzie Wright, Studies in Law 1 & 2, (Thomson Reuters, 2014).

Catriona Cook et. al, Laying Down the Law, (LexisNexis Butterworths, 6th ed, 2005).

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