FBLEP Secures Funding

In case you haven't heard...

FBLEP have secured monies from the Public Purposes Trust (PPT) to ensure the on-going delivery of the Francis Burt Law Education Programme and the Mock Trial Competition from 2019/20 to 2021/22.

PLEAWA is pleased that the great work of FBLEP is able to continue for the near future. Please continue to support the work of this excellent programme by continuing to visit the Education Centre and being involved in the Mock Trial Competition.

Filed under Francis Burt Law Education Programme.

Twilight Seminar - 3 April


The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia in conjunction with the Electoral Regulation Research Network and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites you to a twilight seminar: Election Funding and the Implied Freedom of Political Communication – Unions NSW v NSW This seminar will explore the implications for legislation regulating political donations after the High Court’s recent decision in Unions NSW v New South Wales [2019] HCA 1. The case saw the Court unanimously strike down s 29(10) of the Electoral Funding Act 2018 (NSW) as impermissibly burdening the constitutionally protected implied freedom of political communication. Both the constitutional and electoral funding implications of the case will be explored during the seminar.

Dr Murray Wesson, Senior Lecturer, UWA Law School
Dr Martin Drum, Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations, University of Notre Dame
Chair: Cobey Taggart, Barrister, Murray Chambers

Wednesday 3 April 2019

5:45 (for a 6pm start) – 7PM

40 Havelock Street, West Perth (Parking is available on site)

Please register at:
ccevents@dpc.wa.gov.au Enquiries: Lisa Belde on 6552 6222

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The Year 11 text Democracy and Justice is soon to be released but for those who might want a quick sneak peak at what is included in the text you can follow the link below to our chapter summary. This outlines the syllabus dot points covered in each chapter as well as key areas of content.

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Join us as we hear from Chief Justice of the West Australian Supreme Court, Hon. Peter Quinlan, then review last year’s WACE examination.

Monday 18th February, 2019

In the Function Centre at Rossmoyne Senior High School
Keith Road
Rossmoyne WA 6048 (see campus map)

Attendance is free to members

4.30pm                   Arrival for nibbles and drinks.
5.00pm                   Key address by Chief Justice Quinlan
5.45pm                   Review of the 2018 WACE Examination

Please RSVP by clicking on the link below and completing the online form: 

Filed under Civics & Citizenship.

At the pending AGM a special resolution will be moved to make final chnages to the PLEAWA Constitution to comply with legislation. Please see the files for an explanation of these proposals.

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Professional Development - 26 November, 2018

Year 11-12 Politics and Law Teacher Professional Learning Day

The Law Society’s Francis Burt Law Education Programme provides Year 11-12 Politics and Law programmes and resources mapped to the ATAR and General Course syllabuses. This professional learning day will address some of the challenging Year 11-12 Politics and Law syllabus items with stakeholders sharing their professional knowledge and experience through 45 min presentations that will include opportunities for Q&A. A panel discussion will round out the day.

Educators attending this event will receive a certificate of participation as a record and evidence of participation in professional learning as per the Teacher

200 GST exc (Morning tea and lunch included)
Registrations essential online:

Registrations close:
Friday, 16 November 2018

Further details:
email schools@lawsocietywa.asn.au
or phone 9324 8686

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PLEAWA is pleased to announce that the 2017 Examination Good Answers Guide: WACE Politics and Law ATAR Units 3 & 4 is now available for purchase. We are hoping that the Guide will become an invaluable resource for students and teachers of the subject that demonstrates the standards that are required for a 'good answer' in Politics and Law. Features of the Guide include:

  • a simple clarification of the Politics and Law syllabus
  • notes about the structure and expectations of the WACE Year 12 Politics Examination
  • practical and useful study tips on how to prepare for examinations
  • tips on how to effectively answer the different styles of questions acked in teh examination
  • annotated 'good answers' from the WACE 2017 ATAR Politics and Law examination

Schools in regional areas of WA are encouraged to contact us in advance of purchase to help us reduce postage costs (where possible) .

if you wish to place an order now you can do so by clicking on the following link: https://www.pleawa.org.au/publications/atpalgoodanswersguide/

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Registration for the Business Educators Australasia (BEA) Biennial Conference 'The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery' is open.

The conference is for Accounting, Business, Economics, Legal and Civics and Citizenship educators and will take place from Wednesday 3 October to Friday 5 October 2018 in Canberra.

With over 30 presentations and workshops, there will be many opportunities to learn new classroom strategies, hear from expert speakers, update your knowledge and skills in business education, visit unique Canberra institutions, and network with colleagues. To view the program and register, please visit the conference website.

Filed under Teacher Professional Learning.