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.
  • Participate in a short Q&A.
  • Experience a 45-minute session exploring Parliamentary Committees as mechanisms of Law Reform (subject to availability).

This free bespoke program will be available on Sitting Day Wednesdays or Thursdays from 11 am–1 pm.

Maximum group size: 50

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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