VCE (years 11 & 12)
Are you looking for a quick overview of the issues being considered by the Victorian Parliament? This series will bring together links to a range of resources around a central topic, along with discussion points and questions for your class. This first instalment explores a current committee inquiry and is appropriate for Legal Studies unit 4, area of study 2, outcome 2: The people, the parliament and the courts.
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
A series of lesson plans aligned to the VCE Legal Studies curriculum (2018-2022), relevant to Unit 4, AOS 1, Outcome 1, and Unit 4, AOS 2, Outcome 2.
Unit 4, Area of Study 1, Outcome 1: Roles of the Crown and Houses of Parliament
Unit 4, Area of Study 2, Outcome 2: The People, the Parliament and the Courts
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