This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the workings of the Australian state, its courts, levels of government, and policy making forums. Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to research contemporary political and public policy controversies across a broad range of issues including democracy in principle and practice, the 'left, centre and right' in Australian politics, contested national identity, and the role of parties, public participation, the Prime Minister, ministerial staff, the separation of powers and federalism.
|Unit name||Australian Politics and Policy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Associate Professor Kate Crowley
Associate Professor Kate Crowley
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify and evaluate contrasting arguments in the study of Australian politics and policy.
- Apply theoretical knowledge and research to analyse policy and political debates or cases.
- Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats, drawing upon evidence and applying referencing and style conventions as appropriate.
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1 Introductory HSG, HIR or HPP unit
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HSD208 AND HSD308 AND HPP305
Task 1: Tutorial/Online Participation (10%)
Task 2: Australian Politics Quiz (10%)
Task 3: Essay (40%)
Task 4: Take home exam (40%)
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