This unit requires a minimum of 20 students.
This unit introduces students to the laws and conventions that regulate the parliamentary process. It will cover a range of topics including the processes undertaken to introduce legislation, the positives and negatives of the current electoral system and elections,, parliamentary privilege, the constitutional basis for our democracy and Court scrutiny of the parliamentary process, scrutiny of parliament and parliamentary committees and the roles of the executive, government, opposition and independent members of parliament.
|Unit name||Parliamentary Law and Practice|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Dr Patmore Patmore and Dr Brendan Gogarty
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2019: $1,369.00||2019: $1,671.00||090999|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|LAW204 OR LAW255 AND LAW254 AND LAW251 AND LAW253 AND LAW256 AND LAW252 AND LAW250 OR LAW205 AND LAW226 AND LAW221 AND LAW223 AND LAW225 AND LAW222 AND LAW224 OR LAW352 AND LAW253 AND LAW222 AND LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW351 AND LAW221|
2x 50 minute lectures, additional lecture/seminar fortnightly. Note some lectures and seminars will be held in Parliament House
Case study (10%); Text analysis (20%); Class participation and presentations (10%); Self assessment/reflective journal (10%); 2-hour open book examination (50%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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