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Communication Strategies: Understanding the Racial and Religous Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic)

Tanner, Edwin (2003) Communication Strategies: Understanding the Racial and Religous Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic). Melbourne University Law Review, 27 (1). pp. 139-162. ISSN 0025-8938

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Abstract

The former Law Reform Commission of Victoria provided plain English guidelines for enhancing comprehensibility in legislation. The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic) is analysed using those guidelines. The results of the analysis reveal that comprehension difficulties generally arise from rigid adherence to the single provision/single sentence structure. Future improvements will depend on this structure being abandoned.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID6717, sentence structure, comprehensibility, Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 26 May 2011 05:12
Last Modified: 26 May 2011 05:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2507
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