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Secondary Resources for Law

A guide to help you locate and use secondary sources for Australian legal research.

Legal News

Legal News


Keeping Up to Date in Law is a guide that will help you set up email or RSS alerts to keep up to date with the latest developments on your topic in legal scholarship, legislation and case law.

Gertie's Law

The Supreme Court of Victoria has launched its podcast series, Gertie's Law

Gertie's Law takes a deep dive into some of the lesser-known, misunderstood or complex parts of the Court's work, such as sentencing, mental health, juries and the criminal trial process. Revisit historic cases, meet the many people who work at the Court and take a closer look at how a modern justice system operates in a 19th century building. 

The series is available to listen to via the Supreme Court of Victoria website or you can listen and download wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes will be released fortnightly.

WestlawAu Legal News - Australia


WestlawAu Legal News - Australia

Alert24 (access for University of melbourne staff and students only) is Westlaw Au's current awareness service, providing the latest details on Australian legal and regulatory developments in key areas of practice. Alert24 content is updated throughout the day. Alert24 also features comment and analysis on current and emerging issues. To access Alert24, login to Westlaw Au and from the Search Westlaw home page use the + icons to open the News and Current Awareness menu until you see the Alert24 topics.

Alert24's broad topic areas can be customised by saving a search within the topic and setting up an alert on the saved search.

Users receive regular e-mail alerts or RSS feeds. 

There are useful user guides for setting up email alerts and RSS feeds.

Timebase Daily Legislation News - Australia


Timebase Daily Legislation News - Australia

Timebase offers a free daily news email on legislative and other legal developments.

To subscribe, simply click on the 'Free Legislation News' button and enter your email address.  

Specific Jurisdiction

Specific Jurisdictional News


Keeping Up to Date in Law is a guide that will help you set up email or RSS alerts to keep up to date with the latest developments on your topic in legal scholarship, legislation and case law.

For information about keeping up with legal news in a specific jurisdiction, check our Research Guides by Jurisdiction:

Blogs and Other News Sources

Blogs and Other News Sources