The use of headings and marginal notes in interpreting Queensland legislation : appearances can be deceptive

Jackson, Sheryl & MacAdam, Alastair (1996) The use of headings and marginal notes in interpreting Queensland legislation : appearances can be deceptive. Queensland Law Society Journal, 26(6), pp. 537-554.

Abstract

This article considers the rules relating to the use of marginal notes and headings in interpreting Queensland legislation, both in its original form and in reprinted legislation. It also examines the application of the principles of construction as to the use of section headings in the interpretation of provisions of the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld). Finally, it suggests that amendments should be made to the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld) in order to clarify the position as to the status of marginal notes and headings in statutory interpretation.

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ID Code: 70505
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Interpreting Queensland legislation, marginal notes, headings, criminal code 1899, Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld)
ISSN: 1833-8321
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Criminal Law and Procedure (180110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2014 01:04
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 01:04

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