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UTS PUBLICATIONS STYLE GUIDE

acts

use the full title (including the year) on first mention and put in italics, followed by the jurisdiction in parentheses (and in roman type)

omit the year and jurisdiction and include the title in roman type in further mentions, or use the generic element

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) gives people the right to access information. UTS complies with the Government Information (Public Access) Act. The act is available online.

or abbreviate the title of the act and include the abbreviated name in parentheses

UTS's functions are set out in the University of Technology Sydney Act 1989 (NSW) (the UTS Act). The UTS Act is published on the university's website.

lower case 'section' and 'sections' when citing a section of an act, but capitalise 'Division' and 'Part'

Definitions are set out in section 3 of the University of Technology Sydney Act 1989 (NSW).

Functions of the Council are detailed in Part 4 of the UTS Act, and Division 2 of Part 3 looks at other officers and bodies.

abbreviations

cl
clause
cll
clauses
Div
Division
Pt
Part
reg
regulation
s
section
ss
sections
Sch
Schedule
Subdiv
Subdivision

bills, by-laws and regulations

use the full title on first mention (including the year and jurisdiction) in roman type

omit the year and jurisdiction on further mentions, or use the generic element

The University of Technology Sydney By-law 2005 (NSW) is available on the UTS website. The University of Technology Sydney By-law will soon be amended. A hard copy of the by-law is also available.

cases

always include the full title of the case in italics and the reference details (year, court, etc.) in roman type

University of Western Australia v Gray (2009) FCAFC 116

online content

link the title of the act to the appropriate page on New South Wales legislation for New South Wales legislation and to the Federal Register of Legislation for Commonwealth legislation

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) deals with right to information.

UTS is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth).

link to the UTS website when referring to the UTS Act

UTS's functions are set out in the University of Technology Sydney Act 1989 (NSW).

link the section (including the word) when referring to a specific section

Definitions are set out in section 3 of the UTS Act.

UTS policies and directives

use initial capitals for the full title on first mention and the generic element on further mentions

Students should read the Policy on Handling Student Complaints. The policy includes a definition of a complaint.

lower case in generic instances

A new directive on parking was introduced this week.

online content

link the name of the policy to the policy on the UTS website

Students should read the Policy on Handling Student Complaints.

UTS Rules

the full titles are

UTS Rules

General Rules

Student Rules

use initial capitals for the full title on first mention; on further mentions, and only when referring to the UTS Rules, maintain the initial capital on 'rules'

All students should read the Student Rules. The Rules contain important information.

use 'UTS Rules' when referring to both the General Rules and the Student Rules

The UTS Rules apply to all students, staff, contractors and visitors.

the General Rules may be referred to as the 'UTS General Rules' in an external context

use the following style when referring to a specific rule in the General Rules

Details on elections are in Rule G2-1(1)(a). Rule G3-4(2)(b) looks at vacancies.

use the following when referring to the Student Rules

Students should read Rule 2.1 and Rule 7.8.

online content

link the rule (including the word) to the relevant rule on the UTS website

Students should read Rule 2.1.