In the sample topic, you have to determine compensation due to the owner of a piece of land that has been compulsorily acquired.
You will need to:
You can find all of these things in the Library collection.
The Library has two main legal databases for Australian law: Lexis Advance Pacific and Westlaw AU. A third database, Hein Online, may also be useful if you need articles discussing a point of law. Lexis Advance Pacific is a good place to start. You can then use Westlaw and Hein Online to find additional cases and articles you might not be able to find in Lexis.
You can find the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 by its title in Lexis.
After searching choose Legislation, then click on the Act
If you find a section that looks interesting
Look for the linked cases and related materials beneath that section, especially Halsbury's Laws of Australia, which will help explain the legal history and current environment around legal topics such as this.
For cases mentioning the Land Acquisitions Act, choose the cases refinement after searching.
You can also search within these results to find the most relevant cases for your topic.
A good place to find additional information is the Library catalogue. Use the Library catalogue to find books and journal articles on your topic.
For detailed instructions on using the Library catalogue, watch this video:
A Library Catalogue search for the keywords: compulsory acquisition compensation found this book and article.
Not all the information you get from a search will be useful. A successful search will show results relevant to your topic. If your results are not relevant go back and try different keywords in your search.
To evaluate whether your source is of sufficient quality use the C.R.A.P Test. Click on the letters of the acronym to learn more: