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    Young Women’s Leadership Seminar

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Leadership Program

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    • Leadership development
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    Young Women’s Leadership Seminar

    Visit Parliament: Legal Studies and the Legislature

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Separation of Powers

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    • 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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    Visit Parliament: Legal Studies and the Legislature

    Interactive Video Conference: Visit Us At Our House

    • Year 5 & 6
    • 3 Levels of Government
    • Democracy

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    • Understand the role and function of the NSW Parliament
    • Understand the 3 levels of government
    • Understand the roles of members
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    Interactive Video Conference: Visit Us At Our House

    Separation of Powers

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Separation of Powers

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    • Outline the concept of the 'separation of powers'
    • Describe the role of each branch of government in Australia and NSW
    • Explain the difference between parliament and government
    • Explain the difference between ‘separation of powers’ and ‘division of powers’
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    Separation of Powers

    Federation and the Constitutional Conventions

    • Year 5 & 6
    • Edmund Barton
    • Federation
    • Henry Parkes

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    • Identify aspects of the British and USA systems of government that form part of Australia’s system.
    • Identify events leading to the establishment of democratic principles in Australia’s system of government.
    • Understand the role the constitutional conventions played in Australia becoming a federation.
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    Federation and the Constitutional Conventions

    Role of Members in a Dispute Resolution

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Government
    • People

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    • Describe the representative role of state members of parliament
    • Describe the legislative role of state members of parliament
    • Outline how members of parliament can be an example of a non-legal method of resolving disputes with the state
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    Role of Members in a Dispute Resolution

    Role and Structure of Parliament

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

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    • Explain the role and structure of the Parliament
    • Describe the function and roles of the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council and the three branches of power
    • Understand ceremonies and traditions of the NSW Parliament and Westminster system of government
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    Role and Structure of Parliament

    Rights and Responsibilities

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Government
    • People

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    • Explain the rights and responsibilities of individuals and groups in the democratic process
    • Identify the types of rights of individuals
    • Outline the responsibilities of citizens within society
    • Explain the interrelationship between rights and responsibilities
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    Rights and Responsibilities

    Legislative Process

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

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    • Identify why laws change and the conditions that give rise to these changes
    • Describe the legislative process in the making of statute law
    • Explain the function and process of making delegated legislation and how it differs to statute law making
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    Legislative Process

    Law Reform and Parliamentary Committees

    • Year 11 - Legal Studies
    • Law Reform
    • Legislation

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    • Examine the conditions that give rise to law reform- changing social values, new concepts of justice, new technology
    • Describe the role of agencies involved in law reform commissions, parliamentary committees, the media, non-government organisations
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    Law Reform and Parliamentary Committees

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