PLEAWA Student Revision Seminar

PLEAWA WACE REVISION SEMINAR 2019

PRESENTERS:
Various experienced teachers of ATAR level Politics and Law

WHEN:              
Saturday 7th September 2019

TIME:
Registrations from 8:30am
Seminar commences at 9am
Concludes at 1:30pm

WHEN:
Notre Dame University Fremantle ND4/101, Tannock Hall of Education on the corner of Cliff and Croke Streets.

FEE:
$30 per student (includes morning tea and notes)
$60 per student (includes the above and a Good Answer Guide)

REGISTER:
https://www.pleawa.org.au/products/categories/all-products/events-students/

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Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture

Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture

The Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture is a fabulous opportunity for your PALs students to engage in contemporary issues in the law. This marks a change in format for the Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture with the goal of making this event more dynamic and interactive in the form of a panel discussion. The focus of the event on Year 11-12 Politics and Law ATAR Courses and syllabus items of relevance remains unchanged.

Topic: Climate Change - Political and Legal Accountability
Date: Wed, 7 August 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Venue: Brookfield Place - Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA 6000, Ground Floor, Conference Facilities Room 1
Target audience: Year 11-12 Politics and Law students
Cost: Free
Brochure: https://www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2019AUG07-Sir-Ronald-Wilson-Lecture.pdf 

Filed under Francis Burt Law Education Programme.

Lecture Twilight Series - 17 May, 2019

CONSTITUTIONAL CENTRE LECTURE TWILIGHT SERIES 2019

 
The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia with The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP) invite you to a twilight seminar:

THE FEDERAL ELECTION

Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National government faces stiff competition from Bill Shorten’s Labor Party when Australia votes on 18 May. Join our Federal Election Curtin Corner as a panel of experts on Australian politics discuss the campaign, the policies, the seats to watch, the Senate, the role of minor parties and independents, the rise and implications of early voting, as well as making their predictions for the 2019 election. 

Panel Guests:
Ms Jessica Strutt – FOCUS presenter with ABC local radio in Perth
Professor John Phillimore, Curtin University
Associate Professor Martin Drum, The University of Notre Dame

When:                  Friday 17 May 2019  

Time:                    5.00pm – 6.30pm

Venue:                 The Constitutional Centre of WA
                             40 Havelock St, West Perth (Parking is available on site)


Registrations:     Online: Click here to register

Enquiries:            Phone: 9266 2807
                              Email: jcipp@curtin.edu.au

Filed under Francis Burt Law Education Programme.

Lecture Twilight Series - 8 May, 2019

CONSTITUTIONAL CENTRE LECTURE TWILIGHT SERIES 2019

The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia in conjunction with The Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites you to a twilight seminar:

S 109 and the High Court – The Recent Inconsistency Decisions in Wreck Bay and Outback Ballooning

This seminar will examine two recent decisions on inconsistency between Commonwealth and State laws under s 109 of the Commonwealth Constitution: Williams v Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council [2019] HCA 4 and Work Health Authority v Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 2.


Speakers:
Jen Perera, WA State Solicitor’s Office
Jane Godfrey, WA State Solicitor’s Office


Chair: 
Ben Tomasi, WA State Solicitor’s Office

Date:
Wednesday 8 May 2019

Time:
5:45 – 7PM

Where:
THE CONSTITUTIONAL CENTRE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
40 Havelock Street, West Perth  (Parking is available on site)

Please register at:   
ccevents@dpc.wa.gov.au

Enquiries:
Lisa Belde on 6552 6222

Filed under Constitution Centre WA.

SCSA Examination Report

The 2018 Examination Report for Politics and Law are now available in the SCSA Extranet. These are valuable reading for teachers of Year 11 and 12, with suggested focus areas. There are also Summary Reports for Candidates available, which are equally as valuable to share with your Year 12s in preparation for this year's exam. The Summary Examination Report for Candidates is now available at: https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/humanities-and-social-sciences/politics-and-law

 

Filed under Civics & Citizenship.

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

CONSTITUTIONAL CENTRE LECTURE
TWILIGHT SERIES 2019


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.

Speakers:
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

Date:
Wednesday 3 April 2019

Time:
5:45 (for a 6pm start) – 7PM

Where:
THE CONSTITUTIONAL CENTRE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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.

WHEN?
Monday 18th February, 2019

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

COST?
Attendance is free to members

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

RSVP
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


Fee:
200 GST exc (Morning tea and lunch included)
Registrations essential online:
lawsocietywa.asn.au/pltpld-registration/

Registrations close:
Friday, 16 November 2018

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

Filed under Francis Burt Law Education Programme.

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/

Filed under Student Resources.

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.