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2020 Events

PLEAWA Student Revision Saturday 5 September 2020
1.40pm - 4.45pm

An opportunity for students and teachers to best prepare for the 2020 Politics and Law exams.

PLEAWA offers several options in order to best experience this useful revision seminar:

In person at Notre Dame University 
$30 per student - includes notes; OR
$60 per student - includes the above and a Good Answer Guide

$30 per student
$60 per student - includes a Good Answer Guide sent to your address


Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture Tuesday 18 August 2020

Kids in Jail: Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Australia

Prison should not be a rite of passage for any child. Yet, in Australia, children as young as 10 can be imprisoned. This topic presents an overview of what has become a national tragedy in this country and why all levels of government – state, territory and federal – have been called upon to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) to 14, bringing Australia into line with international human rights standards.

Please find the lecture video here here, and the lecture powerpoint here

Mythbusters: Getting to the truth on Politics & Law content for Year 12 ATAR Thursday 6 August  2020

In this candid session our presenter, Alex Roseveare, will delve deep into the Year 12 Politics and Law curriculum and expose common misconceptions, such as the Dietrich Case.

This event will be held on 6 August via Zoom. Register here and a Zoom link will be sent to you shortly!

Access to Justice 2020 May 2020

Join the Law Society and our distinguished panel for a discussion on the challenges facing the administration of justice in 2020. The forum includes perspectives from Parliament, the Courts and legal practitioners on responses to COVID-19, and other priorities for this year and the future.

Panelists include the Hon Peter Quinlan, Chief Justice of Western Australia. 

PLEAWA Sundowner and 2019 Examination Review Seminar Monday 17 February 2020

Join us to hear from Mr. Matt Keogh, MP, the Federal Member for Burt then a  review 2019’s WACE examination:
 -4.30pm Arrival for canapes & drinks
-4.55pm Welcome by PLEAWA President
-5.00pm Address by Mr Matt Keogh MP
-5.45pm Review of 2019 WACE Examination 

2019 Events

Year 11-12 Politics and Law Teacher PL Day Monday 25 November 2019
The Law Socity’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.
PLEAWA Student Revision

Saturday 7 September 2019
An opportunity for students and teachers to best prepare for the 2019 Politics and Law exams.

$30 per student - includes morning tea and notes; OR
$60 per student - includes the above and a Good Answer Guide
Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture

Wednesday 7 August 2019
Climate Change - Political and Legal Accountability

2019 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. Join us to discuss climate change and political and legal accountability and put your questions to our learned panel.

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