Video and Print Resources
Making the Law
|Duration: 19 minutes||Duration: 17 minutes|
Making the Law satisfies the requirements of VCE Legal Studies Unit 4: The People and the Law. It explores the legislative process: how laws are made by our elected representatives in the Parliament of Victoria.
This video explores the legislative process. If follows a junior reporter as he tracks a bill from its inception through Cabinet and both houses of Parliament to signing by the Governor to become a law, or an Act of Parliament.
Each person we meet on the journey explains how their input contributes directly to the legislative process: the Premier, Leader of the Opposition, a Minister (the Attorney General in this instance), and the Presiding Officers and Clerks of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. A former Supreme Court judge describes the role of the Victorian Law Reform Commission and comments on the drafting process, and a senior lecturer in politics at Monash University offers extra insight to contextualise the process along the way.
This video is supplemented by the pamphlet How a Law is Made (pdf,403.29 Kb)
Transcript: Making the Law transcript.pdf121.56 KB
From Westminster to Spring Street: Governing Victoria
|Duration: 17 minutes|
This title outlines the evolution of Victoria’s system of government from a colony to now. It covers the historical factors in the development of Victoria’s Westminster-influenced system of government. It looks at the idea of responsible or accountable government as it applies to the interaction of the legislative and executive branches.
From Westminster to Spring Street has been produced for an adult audience and is suitable for upper secondary and tertiary students. It provides useful background for students of VCE Australian and Global Politics: Unit 3 and VCE History: Unit 3.
How Parliament makes laws
How Parliament's Committees Work
How Parliament's Elections Work
Inside the Parliament of Victoria. This 34 page booklet covers all aspects of Victoria’s Parliament, including its place in our state and federal systems of government. Suitable for primary and secondary students, it can also be downloaded from the Primary and Secondary resources area of this site.
A set of four posters introducing the Members of the Legislative Council, Legislative Assembly, Members Born Overseas and Victorian Electorates.
Primary and secondary workbooks. A resource for Years 5/6 to 10 students who are visiting Parliament, participating in a parliamentary role play, and/or receiving a metropolitan school or regional visit or a visit from a Member of Parliament. Also stands alone as a classroom resource.
How a Law is Made in Victoria. A pamphlet that supplements the Making the Law DVD. Resources suitable for VCE students
The following two activity books can be downloaded from the Adult Education resources area.
A 167 page activity book: Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education Program.
A 151 page activity book: EAL Materials for Teaching Adult Learners
Contact the Community Engagement and Education Unit to order any of these resources
Phone: (03) 8622 2898
- Created: Wednesday, 17 February 2010 16:50
- Last Updated: Monday, 08 February 2021 21:37