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Reading Mabo. LWZ100B. Case Name. Names of the Parties. Headnote. AGLC Case Name. Put the case name in italics Use only first plaintiff and first defendant, do not include ‘and others’. Use a ‘v’ between the parties

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Reading mabo
Reading Mabo

LWZ100B


Case Name

Names of

the Parties

Headnote


Aglc case name
AGLC Case Name

  • Put the case name in italics

  • Use only first plaintiff and first defendant, do not include ‘and others’.

  • Use a ‘v’ between the parties

  • Use State name, don’t write ‘State of’ (eg. Queensland, not ‘State of Queensland’)

  • Include the number, but no full stop and use round brackets.

    Mabo v Queensland (No 2)


Case Name

Headnote

Catchwords


Case Name

Headnote

Dates in

Court


Case Name

Headnote

Judges

who

heard

the

case


Case Name

Headnote

summary of material facts



Procedural history
Procedural History

  • How did this case come to be decided by the court?

  • ‘brought an action’ – commenced proceedings – started a court case

  • Appellate jurisdiction / original jurisdiction

  • Superior courts / inferior courts


Material facts
Material facts:

  • What are the material facts?

    • The material facts will reveal the relevant legal rules



Other report formats
Other report formats

  • The Mabo case we just looked at was a CLR – Commonwealth Law Report

    • CLR = authorised decisions of the HCA

  • Cases may be written up in other reports

  • Such as ALR, Austlii


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