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AustLII's expanding legal research facilities: the innovation engine for development of Commonwealth, common law and Asian legal information infrastructure

Funding: 2006: $650,000

Project Member(s): Mowbray, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)
Defence Legal
Supreme Court of Tasmania
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia (Federal Magistrates Court)
Refugee Review Tribunal (Refugee Review Tribunal)
Migration Review Tribunal
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Takeovers Panel and other Boards and Tribunals
South Australian Industrial Relations Court
Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (NSW) (Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal of New South Wales)
Counsel's Chambers Ltd (Counsel's Chambers Ltd and other Bar Organisations)
Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department (Attorney-General's Department (Commonwealth) PF)
CCH Australia Ltd
University of New South Wales
National Native Title Tribunal
Australian Law Reform Commission
Sun Microsystems
Mallesons Stephen Jacques (Mallesons and other Law Firms)
Griffith Hack

Start year: 2006

Summary: The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) is increasing the sophistication and scope of its Australian Internet legal research infrastructure: more interconnections built on more data, for better research. It is leading development of new free access Commonwealth and Asian legal research facilities, and integrating them into the global WorldLII (World Legal Information Institute) platform, in cooperation with international partners. All Australian legal researchers, the Australian community, and national interests, are benefiting. Stage 1 starts the innovations and new databases on AustLII, develops the core of the new international facilities, increases system security and reliability, and satisfies increasing access demands.

Keywords: computerisation of law, legal research, hypertext, law, information retrieval,

FOR Codes: Law, Justice and Law Enforcement not elsewhere classified, Information Storage, Retrieval and Management, Global Information Systems, Information services not elsewhere classified, Justice and the law not elsewhere classified, International relations not elsewhere classified, Records and Information Management (excl. Business Records and Information Management), Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified, Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services