- Section 1 Preview
- 1. Preliminary and Final Provisions
- 2. Explanatory Material
Module 1: Section 1
This Section describes the nature and conventional arrangement of technical provisions that commonly appear at the beginning or the end of legislation. Some of these features are provided as a matter of course; others are not essential, but facilitate the use the legislation.
This Section is designed to enable you to do the following:
The following questions are considered in this Section:
This is a short introductory section that you should be able to complete quickly. Most of the legislative features described are developed in subsequent sections. However, one feature, road maps, is an innovative provision used in some jurisdictions to help readers find their way around substantial or complex legislation. It is described at some length in this Section.
The discussion of explanatory material may require a little more attention as this is not elaborated elsewhere. In both cases, it is important to familiarise yourself with local practice.