See the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations for help with turning abbreviations into titles of law reports, and vice versa.
The prelims of the latest Australian Case Citator bound volume (Cw Austral 160 A938b) can help translate abbreviations to full title too.
Citations to cases have the folllowing parts-
Ackroyd v McKechnie (1986) 161 CLR 60
More detailed information about case citation can be found in the
Australia is part of the common law tradition, which views the decisions of the court room as a primary source of law, and follows the doctrine of precedent.
Australian court decisions are accessible both in print in the Law Bod (see box to left), and from the following online sources-
Australian law reports are shelved on Floor 1. Federal law report series come first, alphabetical by title.Next there are some law reports relating to individual states and territories. See tables for below for more detailed information.
|CLR||Commonwealth Law Reports||Cw Austral 100 C30|
|FCR||Federal Court Reports||Cw Austral 100 F20|
|ALR||Australian Law Reports||Cw Austral 100 A15|
|ACLR||Australian Company Law Reports||Cw Austral 100 A25|
|ACSR||Australian Corporation and Securities Reports||Cw Austral 100 A26|
|ACR||Australian Criminal Reports||Cw Austral 100 A27|
|Fam LR||Family Law Reports||Cw Austral 100 F10|
|NSWLR||New South Wales Law Reports||Cw Austral NSW 100 N30|
|Qd.R.||Queensland Reports||Cw Austral Qu 100 Q50|
|SASR||South Australian State Reports||Cw Austral SA 100 S65|
|Tas R||Tasmanian Reports||Cw Austral Tas 100 T30|
|V.R.||Victorian Reports||Cw Austral Vict 100 V30|
|WALR||Western Australian Reports||Cw Austral WA 100 W30|
In addition the LawBod has LRC Law Reports of the Commonwealth (in the wider sense) at Cw Gen 100 L30 a series which claims to pick up " the key cases whose significance transcends local boundaries."