Visit Parliament: Legal Studies and the Legislature

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe sources of contemporary Australian law - common law
  • Understand how statute law is made including the structure of Parliament, the legislative process and delegated legislation
  • Explain the division of powers in the Australian Constitution
  • Explain the separation of powers in Australia’s system of government
  • Explain the difference between the division and separation of powers in Australia
  • Describe the role of parliamentary committees in law reform
  • Describe the role of Members of Parliament in resolving disputes with the state

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About This Program

This immersive parliamentary experience for Year 11 Legal Studies Preliminary students focuses on Part I: The Legal System and Part 11 the individual and the law.

Students will have the opportunity to develop an in depth understanding of the nature and function of law through the examination of the law-making process and legislative institutions.

Participants will explore:

  • The role and structure of parliament and the legislative process as sources of contemporary Australian law.
  • They will visit the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council subject to Covid 19 arrangements for parliamentary sittings.
  • Depending on availability they will meet with their Member for a short discussion of the role of the Member.

This free bespoke program will be available on Sitting Day Wednesdays or Thursdays from 11 am–12:30 pm and 1 pm – 2:30 pm. Before you call, please select a Wednesday or Thursday that is a Sitting Day as listed on our Sitting Day Calendar .

Maximum group size: 50

A Free 40 minute Zoom Legal Studies and the Legislature workshop is also available

This session covers the origins of Australia’s Westminster system of government, statute law, the role and structure of Parliament, legislative processes, delegated legislation, division of and separation of powers. Law reform and the process and power of parliamentary committees and their mechanisms of reform are also included. This session covers Core Part 1: The legal system and Core Part II: The Individual and the law.

This Zoom session is available on demand.

Maximum group size: 25


How Can I Book?

Bookings are essential.

Before you call, please select a Wednesday or Thursday that is a Sitting Day as listed on our Sitting Day Calendar 

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