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    Federation and the Constitutional Conventions

    • Year 5 & 6
    • Constitutional Conventions
    • Edmund Barton
    • Henry Parkes

    What you will learn

    • How the Australian Constitution was created
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    Federation and the Constitutional Conventions

    Separation of Powers

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Constitutional Democracy
    • Government
    • Separation of Powers

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help you to develop an understanding of the concept of the ‘separation of powers’
    • You will learn how the separation of powers works in NSW
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    Separation of Powers

    Role and Structure of Parliament  

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Constitutional Democracy
    • Legislation
    • Separation of Powers

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help you to understand the role of the Parliament
    • You will learn about how this structure underpins the system of government in NSW
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    Role and Structure of Parliament  

    Role of a Member in Dispute Resolution

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Constitutional Democracy
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Separation of Powers

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help you to understand the role of members of Parliament
    • You will learn how they can act as a non-legal method of resolving disputes with the state
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    Role of a Member in Dispute Resolution

    Rights and Responsibilities

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Constitutional Democracy
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Government
    • Separation of Powers

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help you to understand how citizens can become involved and engaged with our democratic system
    • You will learn how you can make your ideas and views heard
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    Rights and Responsibilities

    Legislative Process

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Legislation
    • Separation of Powers

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help you to develop an understanding of the the legislative process
    • You will learn about the creation of statute law
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    Legislative Process

    Law Reform and Parliamentary Committees

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Law Reform
    • Legislation

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help to understand the mechanisms and conditions that help bring about law reform
    • You will learn how committee inquiries work
    • You will learn about some other agents of law reform
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    Law Reform and Parliamentary Committees

    Division of Powers

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Constitutional Democracy
    • Division of Powers
    • Separation of Powers

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help you to develop an understanding of the concept of the ‘division of powers’
    • You will learn how it applies in Australia and NSW
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    Division of Powers

    Three Levels of Government

    • Year 10 - Commerce
    • Representative Democracy
    • Three Levels of Government

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help you to understand what ‘division of powers’ means
    • You will learn what the roles and responsibilities of the three levels of government are
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    Three Levels of Government

    Parliament and Government

    • Year 10 - Commerce
    • Elections
    • Legislative Change
    • Three Levels of Government

    What you will learn

    • The following information and activities will help you to understand what ‘separation of powers’ means.
    • You will find out about the roles of the Parliament, Executive, Judiciary and Head of State and how government is formed in Australia’s system of government.
    • You will find out what the difference is between parliament and government, including what responsible government, parliamentary majority, a hung parliament and minority government mean.
    • You will also learn about the role of political parties and independent members of parliament.
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    Parliament and Government

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