Westlaw AU full-text legislation content is integrated with a diverse range of authoritative cross-references. These cross-references reveal a web of relationships, enabling users to quickly jump from the section of an Act, to the related regulation, rule of Court, order, determination or instrument.
Cross-references are located at the end of the relevant section following the full-text legislation and related provision history.
Example – Australian Bankruptcy Law and Practice
Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth), s 154A
154A Application to become a registered trustee
(1) An individual may apply to the Inspector-General to be registered as a trustee.
(2) The application must be in the approved form.
(3) The application must be accompanied by:
(a) any information or documents prescribed by the regulations; and
(b) the fee determined by the Minister by legislative instrument.
[Subs (3) am Act 34 of 2006, s 3 and Sch 1 item 2; Act 11 of 1997, s 3 and Sch 1 item 4]
(4) The application is properly made if subsections (2) and (3) are complied with.
[Subs (4) insrt Act 11 of 1997, s 3 and Sch 1 item 5]
[S 154A am Act 34 of 2006; Act 11 of 1997; subst Act 44 of 1996, s 3 and Sch 1 item 283; insrt Act 115 of 1990, s 24
Cross Reference: Bankruptcy Regulations 1996: reg 8.01 prescribes the documents which must accompany an application to be registered as a trustee for the purposes of s 154A(3)(a); and reg 13.03 and Sch 8 item 16 prescribe the information to be entered on the National Personal Insolvency Index in relation to s 154A.]
Corporations Legislation Online
- Corporations Regulations and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Regulations
- Corporations Court Rules
- ASIC Class Orders, Regulatory Guides and Forms
- Takeovers Panel Guidance Notes
- AASB & AUASB Standards and Guidance Statements
This is important as the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) do not operate in isolation. These Acts often interact with accompanying regulations and regulatory material.
Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), s 911A
In this example, the cross-reference provides that reg 7.6.01 exempts certain financial service providers from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence for the purposes of s 911A(2)(k). If the user clicks on the link to reg 7.6.01, they are speedily taken to the full text of that regulation.
Similarly the cross-reference to Class Order 02/803 indicates to the subscriber that ASIC exempts certain overseas future brokers from the requirement to hold an AFS licence. In selecting the link, the user is taken through to the full version of the Class Order in the corresponding ASIC online product.