Unit 3 AOS 1 - Parliament and the citizen
- principles of the Australian parliamentary system: representative government, responsible government, and the separation of powers
- the structure of the Victorian Parliament and the Commonwealth Parliament
- the roles played by the Crown and the Houses of Parliament in law-making
- the reasons why laws may need to change
- the role of the Victorian Law Reform Commission
- the means by which individuals and groups influence legislative change, including petitions, demonstrations and use of the media
- the legislative process for the progress of a bill through parliament
- strengths and weaknesses of parliament as a law-making body.
- define key legal terminology and use it appropriately
- discuss, interpret and analyse legal information and data
- explain the principles and structures of the Australian parliamentary system
- use contemporary examples to explain the influences on legislative change
- evaluate the effectiveness of methods used by individuals and groups to influence change in the law
- critically evaluate the law-making processes of parliament.