Commonwealth Law Reports

Commonwealth Law Reports
Commonwealth Law Reports (CLR)  
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Selected CLR volumes at a law library.
Author(s) J D Merralls QC (ed.)
Country Australia
Subject(s) Law Report
Publisher Lawbook Co., a division of Thomson Reuters
Publication date April 1903 -
Media type Print / Online
ISBN 0069-7133 (ISSN)

The Commonwealth Law Reports (CLR) are the authorised reports of decisions of the High Court of Australia[1]. The CLR are published by the Lawbook Company, a division of Thomson Reuters. James Merralls QC has been editing the Reports since 1969.

"Being the authorised reports, every judgment and headnote is checked by the judges of the High Court before inclusion in the Commonwealth Law Reports.

Each reported judgment includes a comprehensive headnote, written by an expert reporter, and approved by the High Court. Headnotes highlight the key issues of each case and include a summary of counsels’ arguments to the High Court. The Commonwealth Law Reports also include tables of cases reported, affirmed, reversed, overruled, applied or judicially commented on and cited, making it easy to find the precise information needed.

The online version has a full archive and includes PDF versions of the reports. It features links to FirstPoint to allow FirstPoint subscribers to quickly check the history and currency of a decision."[1]


For lawyers, the Commonwealth Law Reports are the preferred source for decisions of the High Court of Australia. An example of proper citation is:

Commonwealth v Tasmania (1983) 158 CLR 1

This citation indicates that the decision of the Court in the case entitled Commonwealth v Tasmania, decided in 1983, can be found beginning at page 1 of volume 158 of the Commonwealth Law Reports.


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