Meet some of team producing the textbook:
Stephen King has been teaching Politics and Law for 14 years and has taught in the Humanities and Social Sciences for over 20
years. He has considerable experience developing materials for Politics and Law and sharing them with teachers. He has been a
member of PLEAWA for many years, having served on the PLEAWA Executive before becoming the Association’s President in
Stephen was the main author for Power, Accountability & Rights
He is passionate about politics and law education and believes that a politically literate and educated youth is the best way to ensure
our political and legal systems adapt in a changing and challenging world.
He is an experienced teacher of Politics & Law, having taught the course for 14 years in secondary schools (Years 8-12) in Western
Australia, namely in Bunbury and South Perth.
He has sought opportunities to extend his expertise being actively involved in politics and law at a campus, local, state and national
basis in the past. In Australia through active involvement in the professional association and the United States through an internship
on a successful senatorial campaign in Minnesota during the 2008 elections. He also works casually for the (Western) Australian Electoral
Commission during and after election campaigns. Mike was the Executive Editor of Power, Accountability & Rights.
Since 2016 he has been the President of PLEAWA facilitating the achievement of its goals to promote and support the teaching of Politics &
Law as well as Civics & Citizenship in schools from Years 3-12. He is enthusiastic to help all students and staff engage with and
enjoy Politics & Law in their schools as well as beyond as active citizens.
Ali is an experienced teacher of Politics & Law, having taught the course for 17 years in secondary schools (Years 8-12) in Western
Australia. Ali has always been actively involved in the development and evolution of the Politics and Law course in Western
Australia. She has been heavily involved with PLEAWA since 2005 where she has fulfilled the roles of President and Vice President. She
has also been a member on the PAL Course Advisory Committee since 2012. She was the Substantive Editor of Power, Accountability &
the 2017 Examination Good Answers Guide.
Ali is a vibrant teacher of Politics and Law, consistently engaging her students with opportunities to interact with politicians and to
pursue their passions in either or both the political and legal scene.
Nicol Davis studied at the University of Western Australia where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Industrial Relations. After
travelling she returned to complete a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary).
Nicol is an experienced teacher of Politics & Law, having taught the course for 11 years in secondary schools (Years 8-12) in Western
Australia in both metropolitan and rural schools. She fulfilled the same roles for the publication of Power, Accountability &
was the Executive Editor of the 2017 Examination Good Answers Guide
Nicol believes strongly in the importance of providing students with the knowledge and tools to be active and informed decision makers
so that they can make a valuable contribution to the health of Australia’s democracy.