|[Home] [Databases] [WorldLII] [Search] [Feedback] [Report an error] [F.A.Q.]|
You are here: PacLII >> About PacLII >> Help >> Legislation
Legislation is the law as it is passed by government. In addition to the Acts passed by parliament are Regulations (or "subsidiary legislation"), which are rules set by government departments and which operate under their respective Acts.
PacLII carries "current consolidations", which are versions of the Acts as amended and currently in operation. It is important to check the last date of consolidation.
PacLII also carries legislation and subsidiary legislation which has been passed since the last consolidation under the heading "Sessional Legislation". Users are advised to look for any amendments to the legislation or subsidiary legislation they are considering.
Each section is preceeded by a number of "buttons". The meaning of these is as follows:
PacLII Logo or [Home]
Clicking on the PacLII Logo or Home will take you back to the PacLII home page.
Jumps to the "WorldLII" opening page. WorldLII is a service that indexes materials which are not on PacLII. It is similar to services such as Yahoo or Google, but is specialised to provide better and more specific coverage of legal materials on other sites.
Lets you perform a free text search over the entire PacLII database (or parts of it).
Takes you to the Feedback page.
[You are here]
Sets out the database or "collection" in which the case is located. You can click on the database, eg Fiji Consolidated Legislation, to go to the home page for that database. You normally do this if you want to select different legislation.
Searches for materials which refer to the current Act. This will display other materials which refer to the current Act.
This option is available if you have searched for legislation using a particular term or terms. It takes you to the first occurrence of the search term or terms.
Displays a menu of formats in which to download the entire ct as a single file. This is ideal for printing legislation.
Gives you this page.
To print the entire Act, click Download at the top of the page. You will be asked to select a format. If available, you should always chose "RTF", since this is a widely used word processor format and is easy to work with. Click on "RTF" (or some other format if you prefer). You may be asked where you want to save the file. Chose an appropriate location, then click OK. Some browsers are configured to skip this step, and start your word processor automatically to load the document.