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East Gippsland VCE students

I sincerely hope all VCE students in East Gippsland that have been impacted by the fires can be ready to commence their studies by the end of the month. The fires are still burning as I publish this. My thoughts are particularly with the students from Swifts Creek, Omeo, Ensay, Dargo, Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain, … Continue reading

Eddie Koki Mabo – The gardener from James Cook University!

MABO Life of an Island Man – STUDENT WORKSHEET The above worksheet is for the DVD available online. WebQuest Mabo A Question of Rights The above webquest relates to our study of rights and can be done after the Mabo DVD has been viewded It is not appropriate that I include an image of Eddie … Continue reading

The principles of justice and the Public Prosecutor – Victoria

How far can we expect to go to achieve a conviction in criminal law in Victoria? The principles of justice must always be our guide. See the appeal case of Frank Orman below: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-26/faruk-orman-walks-free-over-lawyer-x-scandal/11348676 See Supreme Court (Court of Appeal) notes below https://www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/case-summaries/judgment-summaries/faruk-orman-v-the-queen A series of questions also follows below for Unit 2 VCE students … Continue reading

Open Plan Prison

Thanks to VCE student Ethan for his research on this new concept in prison rehabilitation. https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/i-lose-no-sleep-why-inmates-love-this-open-plan-jail/ar-AAAz3J0

2019 UNIT 3 RIGHTS and JUSTICE

High Court Judge Michael Kirby (retired) once said, ‘don’t forget the justice bit’. In Unit 3 we explore this comment to the nth degree. This thinking featured strongly in the 2018 VCAA examination and is a common thread throughout our course. Welcome to VCE Legal Studies in 2019. Our focus in Unit 3 concerns the principles … Continue reading

Synthesis and the Law – A three step model.

In Unit 3 Outcome 1 and 2, students are required to ‘synthesise and apply legal principles and information to actual and/or hypothetical scenarios.’ At the highest level, this shows students have not only embraced the course, but have fully developed an understanding of how the law works in the parliament and the courts. As a teacher, … Continue reading

The significance of one High Court case interpreting sections 7 and 24 of the Australian Constitution

From : http://www.findlaw.com.au/articles/4529/do-we-have-the-right-to-freedom-of-speech-in-austr.aspx Is there a constitutional defence to actions of defamation? The decision of Theophanous may have seem to have heralded a new personal right to free speech, but it was short lived, with the judgment of Lange v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1997) 189 CLR 520 categorically providing certainty to the position of the right in Australia. The matter … Continue reading

New 2018 Report from Victoria’s major law reform society the VLRC

http://lawreform.vic.gov.au/projects/litigation-funding-and-group-proceedings/litigation-funding-and-group-proceedings-report The link and image are from the latest VLRC report to be tabled in the Victorian parliament. A concern was raised about lawyers’ fees and group litigation actions by plaintiffs in Victoria. The overview and report will provide interesting reading for students looking to extend their knowledge in Unit 4. I look forward to … Continue reading

New Jury video from Victorian Law Courts

The Australian Legal System

http://legalbriefs.com.au/ep-1-what-is-law/ http://legalbriefs.com.au/ep-2-the-adversarial-system/

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