NSW Schools Constitutional Convention

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  • Part I: The Legal System

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NSW Schools Constitutional Convention 2021










The Parliament of NSW Education team invites Year 11 students (Year 12 in Term 4) to participate online in the 2021 NSW Schools Constitutional Convention.

Topic: The Australian Constitution and Rights in a time of COVID

Keynote address: Professor Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law & Director, Constitutional Reform Unit, University of Sydney Law School.

When: Monday 8 November 2021
When: 9:30– 11:00am
Where: Online via YouTube (link will be sent to registered schools on November 5)

This annual program, now in its 27th year, seeks to promote understanding and informed discussion amongst young Australians about the Australian Constitution and system of government.

Usually held at the NSW Parliament, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s NSW Schools Constitutional Convention will be held as an online forum.

Students will have the opportunity to listen to the keynote address and ask questions. Participants will then be given information about how to apply to attend the National Schools Constitutional Convention, to be held in Canberra in 2022.

Online Program

9:30 – 9:45am Welcome and introduction
9:45 – 10:30am Keynote address by Professor Anne Twomey
10:30 – 10:45am Questions for Professor Twomey
10:45–11:00 am Information about the application process for National Schools Constitutional Convention, Canberra 2022

If you would like your students to participate in this online event please complete the registration form by 25 October 2021 and email to dps.education@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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