Statutory interpretation

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A rule that uses the literal meaning
Literal rule
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An interpretation of a rule used in the purpose it needs
Purposive approach
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This rule, allows the judge to use the literal meaning but avoids an absurd result
Golden rule
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Used to find the defect within an act, and avoid absurd result
Mischeif rule
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An examination of the whole of a statute, or at least those Parts which deal with the subject matter of the provision to be interpreted
Extrinsic aid
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The official daily reports and debates in Parliament proceedings (named after the compiler for a long period) can be used as an external aid in statutory interpretation.
Hansard
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An interpretation of a rule used in the purpose it needs

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Purposive approach

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This rule, allows the judge to use the literal meaning but avoids an absurd result

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Used to find the defect within an act, and avoid absurd result

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An examination of the whole of a statute, or at least those Parts which deal with the subject matter of the provision to be interpreted

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