Jurisdiction is important in legal research. In the legislative context, jurisdiction refers to the parliament or legislature which has created the legislation. Legislative research often involves looking at various types of information such as Acts (often called statues), Bills and explanatory memoranda (sometimes called explanatory notes), statutory rules (also called delegated legislation or regulations), parliamentary debates, and parliamentary committee reports.
At the end of this module you should have a greater understanding of legislation research, and in particular, the following areas:
But first, we recommend that you get familiar with the legislation making process.