The documents on the current Legislation Database should only be used as a guide and no responsibility is taken or accepted for their accuracy. Acts and Subordinate Legislation printed by the Government Printer remain the authoritative versions.
See the Department of the Chief Minister's website for further information.
Acts as Made
The commencement date is the date on which an Act comes into effect. This can be specified in the Act itself, notified through the Government Gazette, or specified in general in an Interpretation Act.
Relevant sections of Interpretation Acts include:
Bills from 1995 to current are available on the Northern Territory Legislation website.
Bills from 1998 to current are available via AustLII.
Bills from 1975 to 1978 are available via the Northern Territory State Library Territory Stories website.
In the Northern Territory, Hansards are known as Parliamentary records. The records of parliamentary proceedings provide a valuable insight into the workings of parliament.
Second Reading Speeches
Subordinate legislation from 2002 to date is available on the Northern Territory Legislation database. You can browse by subordinate legislation title, by agency, by parent Act, by year, by type, by principal subordinate legislation and historical Acts and subordinate legislation.
Journals are useful in finding discussion of legislation.
Use AGIS to browse legislation discussed in journals. The index feature allows you to search using indexed terms legislation and jurisdiction. AGIS contains indexed articles from 1970 and full text articles from 1995.
LexisNexis includes journals that cover a range of legislative areas. Journals include the Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Australian Journal of Family Law, Australian Journal of Labor Law, Australian Property Law Journal, Insurance Law Journal, Journal of Contract Law and the Media & Arts Law Review. You can search all journals sources or select one and search using phrases, article title, author and/or article citation.
Westlaw AU subscribes to journals that cover legislative areas such as building and construction, environment and planning, family law, local government and public law. Useful search features include 'legislation cited' and 'jurisdiction' search fields.