Referendums
Political Parties
Government Powers
How are laws made?
Crime & Punishment
100

In which year was the aboriginal rights referendum?

1967

100

Name the four main political parties

Greens

Labor

Liberal

Nationals

100

Identify the three arms/separate powers of government?

Legislative
Executive
Judiciary

100

Identify the three ways laws are made

Statute Law
Common Law
Delegated Law

100

Explain the term 'deterrance'

The idea that a fear of punishment will deter the offender

200

How many referendums have there been since 1901

44

200

Name the political party currently in federal government as well as the leader of that party.

Labor Party & Anthony Albanese

200

Explain the role of each government power/arm.

Legislative - Make and adjust laws
Executive - Put laws into action
Judiciary - To make judgements on laws

200

Explain Delegated Law

Law that is made by a minister who is given the power to make that law by parliament

200

Outline what happened in "Chamberlain vs the Queen"

The case involving the death of Azaria chamberlain a baby who was taken by a dingo.  It was initally believed that the mother killed the baby but later evidence was found to suggest it was a dingo and therefore the mother was released.

300

What must be achieved for a double majority to be met?

Over 50% of the total voters saying yes
& at least 4 of the 6 states having a majority of voters saying yes

300
Explain whether Australia is a democracy

Yes, there are elections in which people can elect one of multiple candidates

300

Explain the composition of one government power/arm

300

Explain what occurs during the second reading

The minister who introduced the bill goes into futher detail about it and then takes a vote.

300

Explain the purpose of precedent

To ensure there are consistency within decisions

400

What was the result of a the 1967 referendum? Was a double majority reached?

90.77% Yes & All states.

Double majority was achieved.

400

Identify the three requirements you need to set up a political party

>500 members
constitution
Register with the AEC

400

Explain the crossover that exists between two of the powers

Legislative & Executive, the prime minister and ministers are members of both.

400

List the six steps of making a statute law in federal parliament

An Idea
Creating a bill
House of representatives
Senate
Royal Assent
Bill is now law

400

Place these three events in order AND provide the correct year for one of these events;

1.The year Indigenous Australians were given the right to vote federally
2.The year that voting was made compulsory federally
3.The voting age was changed from 21 to 18

The year that voting was made compulsory federally - 1924

The year Indigenous Australians were given the right to vote federally - 1962

The voting age was changed from 21 to 18 - 1973

500

"Changes to the constitution shouldn't need a referendum"
Discuss (1 reason supporting and 1 reason against) 

Answers will vary

500

"Political Parties are good for Democracy" Provide your opinion and justify it using evidence

Answers will vary

500

"We do not need separation of powers" Provide your opinion and justify it using evidence.

Answers will vary

500

"Having 2 houses of parliament to pass law is a waste of time" - Discuss (1 reason for and 1 reason against)

Answers will vary

500

"The halden prison model should be used everywhere" Discuss - (2 reasons for and 2 reasons against)

Answers will vary

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