Currency and Coverage

TimeBase editors work diligently to update our platform three times a day with the latest Australian legislation. We have established publisher only channels to all government sources of information in each jurisdiction so we can ensure accuracy, currency and coverage.

The currency date for all legislation is stated at the top of each full text consolidation. We take this date from the details we receive from each State Law Publisher matching their consolidation date.

Currency and Coverage

Our coverage

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Acts and Subordinate Legislation

Tack Bill progress

Bills and tracking of their progress through Parliament

Explanatory and other extrinsic material

Explanatory and other extrinsic material for Bills and Subordinate Legislation (where available)

Tack draft legislation

Selected Draft Bills and Regulations
CTH

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Assent information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts, and most Amending Acts as made from 1 January 1998.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

As of 2016, the Commonwealth ceased to use a numbered series for Regulations. We categorise everything released under the subcategory "Regulations as made" on the Federal Register of Legislation as Subordinate Legislation in TimeBase.

We also cover Administrative Arrangements Orders as unnumbered Regulations.

Other areas we include in our current coverage are:  Private Health Insurance Rules; Anti-Money Laundering Rules; Court Rules (including Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and High Court Rules).

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Regulations, and most Amending Regulations as made from 1 January 1998.

Explanatory Statements

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 1998.

Explanatory Memoranda

Available from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Other Materials

Second Reading Speeches from the introducing Member/s from 1 January 1998.

 

Currently, we try to include all Bills As Passed, proposed amendments, Schedules of Amendments, committee reports, and bills digests as additional downloads but these may not be available historically.

ACT

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts, and most Amending Acts as made from 1 January 1998.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

We also cover Administrative Arrangements notifiable instruments as unnumbered Regulations.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Regulations, and most Amending Regulations as made from 1 January 1998.

Explanatory Statements

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 1998.

Explanatory Statements

Available from 1 January 1998.

Other Materials

2R Speech from the introducing Member from 1 January 1998.

NSW

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Assent information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts, and most Amending Acts as made from 1 January 1998.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

We also include in our coverage as unnumbered Regulations: Supreme Court Practice Notes and all notices relating to Practice in the Legal Profession such as Solicitors' Rules, Barristers' Rules and Admission Rules.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Regulations from 1 January 1998.

Amending regulations, and principal regulations that are part of the numbered series but are not in a standard format (notices, codes, determinations and guidelines) are not currently available in the full text searchable conversion.

Explanatory Statements

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.
Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Explanatory Notes for Regulations are included on the first page of the Regulations "As Made" download.  Explanatory Notes are not available for some types of numbered subordinate legislation, for example, environmental planning instruments, motor accident guidelines, codes, and determinations under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 2003.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

NSW has an initial stage called “Notice of Motion” where the full text of the Bill is not available.  Bills at this stage only have a long title and amendments that can be inferred from these.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 2003.

Explanatory Notes

Available from 1 January 2003.

Explanatory Notes in NSW are attached to the first page of the Bill as originally introduced.

Other Materials

Second Reading Speeches from the introducing Member/s from 1 January 2003.

Currently we include proposed amendments, amended bills and bills digests as downloads but these may not be available historically.

NT

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Assent information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts, and most Amending Acts as made from 1 January 1998.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

We also cover Administrative Arrangements Orders as unnumbered Regulations.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Regulations from 1 January 2005.

Explanatory Material

The NT does not release explanatory material for Regulations.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 2005.

Explanatory Statements

Available from February 2005.

Other Materials

2R Speeches from the introducing Member from February 2005.

QLD

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Assent information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts, and most Amending Acts as made from 1 January 1999.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

We also cover Administrative Arrangements Orders as unnumbered Regulations.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Regulations, and most Amending Regulations as made from 1 January 2017.

Explanatory Statements

Complete coverage from 1 January 2011.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 1999.

Explanatory Notes

Available from 1 January 1998.

Other Materials

Explanatory Speeches from the introducing Member/s from 1 January 1998.

Currently we include Committee Reports and Amendments in Consideration as downloads but these might not be available historically.

 

SA

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Assent information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts from 1 January 1998.
Amending Acts are not available in full text.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

We also include in our coverage as unnumbered Regulations: Administrative Arrangements Proclamations, Supreme Court Rules and other Court Rules as published in the SA Gazette.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Regulations from 1 January 1998.

Amending Regulations are not available in full text.

Explanatory Statements

No explanatory material is available for SA Regulations.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 2000.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 2000.

Explanatory Material

Available from 1 January 1998 (Note: Explanation of Clauses uploaded as Explanatory Memorandum).

TAS

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Assent information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts, and most Amending Acts as made from 1 January 1998.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Regulations, and most Amending Regulations as made from 1 January 1999.

Explanatory Material

No explanatory material is available for Tasmanian Regulations.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 1999.

Explanatory Material

Explanatory Memorandum and Clause Notes (uploaded as additional explanatory material) available from 1 January 2011.

Other Materials

Second Reading Speeches from the introducing Member/s from 30 March 2000.

VIC

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Assent information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts, and Amending Acts as made from 1 January 1999.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Administrative Arrangement Orders are included as unnumbered regulations.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Regulations, and Amending Regulations as made from 1 January 1998.

Explanatory Material

No explanatory material is available for Victorian Regulations.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 1998.

Explanatory Notes

Available from 1 January 1998.

Other Materials

Second Reading Speeches from the introducing Member/s from 1 January 1998.

Currently, we try to include all Bills As Passed, proposed amendments, Schedules of Amendments and amended Bills as downloads but these may not be available historically.

WA

Acts

Act Details, including:

  • Assent information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Responsible Departments

  • Links to Bill

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links to subordinate legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Acts, and most Amending Acts as made from 1 January 1998.

Subordinate Legislation

Regulation Details, including:

  • Notification information

  • Commencement information

  • Summaries

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to principal legislation

  • Links to affected legislation

  • Links out to original source material

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Prior to 2020, Western Australia did not use a numbered series for Regulations. We categorise everything released in a Gazette with “Regulation” or “Rule” in the title as a piece of WA Subordinate Legislation.  We also include Administrative Arrangements Notices as published in the Gazette as unnumbered Regulations.

From January 2020 onward, we include all numbered Regulations in the LawOne database, as well as Administrative Arrangements Notices.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

Most current consolidations of Principal Regulations from 1 January 1998.

Amending regulations are not available in full text.

Explanatory Material

No explanatory material is available for WA Regulations.

Bills

Bill Details, including:

  • Summaries

  • Tracking through Parliament

  • Subject categorisation

  • Links to proposed affected legislation

Complete coverage from 1 January 1998.

Material before this date is present but may not be complete.

Full Text Searchable Conversion

All Bills (as originally introduced) from 1 January 1998.

Explanatory Notes

Available from 1 January 1998.

Other Materials

Second Reading Speeches from the introducing Member/s from 1 January 1998.