At UniSC, all law students are required to use The Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC4) published by Melbourne University.
AGLC4 has been revised and reprinted with a summary of changes below.
UniSC's AGLC webpage - useful for the common resources used in assessment.
Footnotes are used to provide extra information that is not appropriate to include in the body of your writing. They are also used to back up an argument as well as to acknowledge your source. Footnotes provide information that enables the reader to retrieve the relevant source that is referred to in the text.
Sources such as legislation, cases, books, journals, reports, newspapers, interviews, radio, television and information from the Internet must be acknowledged in text and detailed in the footnotes. Superscript numbers should be placed at the end of the portion of text in your writing. The footnotes need to be numbered consecutively.
When a particular source is cited more than once in the body of writing the full bibliographic details should not be provided each time in the footnote. The terms "Ibid" and "above n" can be used. Please note that repeat citations of legislation or cases the term "above n" cannot be used.
'Ibid' should be used to refer a source in the immediately preceding footnote. However, it should NOT be used where there are multiple sources in the preceding footnote. If there are, then rule 1.4.1 applies.
The term 'Ibid' must be capitalised at the start of a footnote.
If there is a pinpoint reference (a reference to a specific place in the cited text), and the next footnote is to the same work and same place, then use 'Ibid'.
If you refer to the same source as the preceding footnote but to a different pinpoint reference, you must use 'Ibid' followed by the pinpoint reference number.
When referring to a previous citation, a shorten form is adopted using the format Author (n[Footnote Number]) Pinpoint. Unless you are referring to several works by the same author, then the format is Short Title (n[Footnote number]) Pinpoint. Refer to rule 1.4.1.
Only use 'above n'/'below n' to refer to "parts within a text". Refer to rule 1.4.2.