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AustLII: Creating national and regional infrastructure for all legal research

Project Member(s): Mowbray, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: University of New South Wales (The University of New South Wales)
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)
Asia-Pacific Military Law Centre, Dept of Defence
IP Australia
Sun Microsystems
Australia Business Ltd (Australia Business Ltd Partnership)
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Partnership Fund)

Start year: 2002

Summary: This is the third year of a project to develop an online national legal research facility at the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII - comprising completion or creation of (i) a comprehensive national primary legal materials collection; (ii) key historical legal materials; (ii) a regional legal information service; (iv) a gateway facility to other Australian legal materials; (v) a core collection of secondary materials; and (vi) computing capacity necessary for research into large-scale computerisation of law. The outcome will be to enhance the research productivity of all Australian legal researchers no matter where located, and to enhance AustLII's own capacity to carry out research into large-scale computerisation of law.


Greenleaf, GW, Mowbray, AS, Chow, KP & Pun, KH 2002, 'The Hong Kong Legal Information Institute (HKLII): Its Role In Free Access To Global Law Via The Internet', Hong Kong Law Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 401-428.

FOR Codes: Law, Justice and Law Enforcement not elsewhere classified, Information Storage, Retrieval and Management, Information services not elsewhere classified, Justice and the law not elsewhere classified, Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources, Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services, Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes, Nga Tikanga Maori (Maori Customary Law), Ng¿¿ tikanga M¿¿ori (M¿¿ori customary law) , Legislation, civil and criminal codes