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News from AustLII (3 August 2004)

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     AustLII Facelift
     Legislation News
     Military Law and Peackeeping Library
     AustLII Toolbar
     Law via the Internet 2004
     Other New Databases
     WorldLII News
     Subscription Information
     Contact Details


In July AustLII went live with its new home page design and its new "autosearch" search facility.

Autosearch should make searching easier, especially for new or occasional users, as it does away with the need to specify the search type (eg this boolean query). Autosearch automatically recognises:

For more details about autosearch and other new features see: <>.


New Look Database Index Pages

AustLII has updated all legislation database index pages to provide information on:

and a link to the relevant official government legislation site to enable users to check for any more recent updates.

New Tool: Update Status For Legislation

Ever wanted to quickly check the status of each of the 22 legislation databases on AustLII? Now you can with the Update Status for Legislation tool available from the home page. The tool generates a table of the legislation databases listing the date each database was last updated by AustLII, a link to each database, and brief details of any known issues with the database. See: <>.

New Tasmanian Database

We have recently added the Tasmanian Consolidated Regulations Database to our collection of Australian legislation. See: <>.


AustLII and The Defence Legal Service (TDLS) have cooperated to produce a valuable new resource on military law and peacekeeping.

The Military and Peacekeeping Law Library was launched in June, focusing on making AustLII's already extensive defence-related materials more easily accessed by military law and peacekeeping researchers. This cooperative project aims to create a comprehensive database for people seeking information on defence-related legislation, case law, treaties and other similar information. New databases comprising military law manuals and specialised case law will be added in the future. The Library is located at: <>.


Google has one, Yahoo has one, Alta Vista has one, now AustLII has one too!

The AustLII Toolbar allows you to search AustLII from any website page. It includes the AustLII menu which lists links for most of the major category materials for all Australasian jurisdictions. The toolbar also has buttons to link to the other Legal Information Institutes. The AustLII toolbar is available for Microsoft Internet Explorer as well as the Netscape and Mozilla web browsers.

Install it today: <>.


The 6th Conference on Computerisation of Law via the Internet will be held in Paris from 3-5 November 2004. Further details can be obtained at <>.


"Victoria University of Wellington Law Review (VUWLRev)" Law journal published by the VUW Law Faculty, New Zealand. See: <>.

"Criminal Injuries Compensation Assessor of Western Australia" This database contains decisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Assessor of Western Australia. See <>.


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