DVD and Print Resources

DVDs


Making the Law VCE Legal Studies

MTL FWTSS DVD cover websiteMaking the Law satisfies the requirements of VCE Legal Studies Unit 3: Making and Changing the Law. It explores the legislative process: how laws are made by our elected representatives in the Parliament of Victoria.

This DVD explores the legislative process. If follows a junior reporter as he tracks a bill from its inception through Cabinet and both houses of Parliament to signing by the Governor to become a law, or an Act of Parliament.

Each person we meet on the journey explains how their input contributes directly to the legislative process: the Premier, Leader of the Opposition, a Minister (the Attorney General in this instance), and the Presiding Officers and Clerks of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. A retired Supreme Court judge describes the role of the Victorian Law Reform Commission and comments on the drafting process, and a senior lecturer in politics at Monash University offers extra insight to contextualise the process along the way.

Copies of this DVD have been sent to all secondary schools and public and tertiary libraries in Victoria. If you are unable to access these, please contact the Education and Community Engagement Unit to order a free copy.

Phone:  (03) 8682 2655
Email:  educationinfo@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

This DVD is supplemented by the pamphlet How a Law is Made (pdf,403.29 Kb)

 

From Westminster to Spring St 

MTL FWTSS DVD cover websiteFrom Westminster to Spring St has been produced for an adult audience and is suitable for upper secondary and tertiary students. It provides useful background for students of VCE Australian Politics: Units 3 and 4, VCE Legal Studies: Unit 3 and VCE Australian History: Unit 3.

This DVD outlines the evolution of Victoria’s system of government. It covers the historical factors in the development of Victoria’s Westminster influenced system as it operates today. It looks at the role of the Governor and the idea of ‘responsible’ or accountable government as it applies to the interaction of the legislative and executive branches.

We meet some voters who discuss how individuals can interact with Government and ensure their voices are being heard. There are interviews with former Governor David de Kretser, historian Dr Ray Wright and Chair of Parliamentary Democracy at Swinburne University, Prof Brian Costar.

Copies of this DVD have been sent to all secondary schools and public libraries in Victoria.  If you are unable to access these, please contact the Education and Community Engagement Unit to order a free copy.

Phone:  (03) 8682 2655
Email:  educationinfo@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

Print Resources

Inside the Parliament of Victoria.  This 34 page booklet covers all aspects of Victoria’s Parliament, including its place in our state and federal systems of government.  Suitable for primary and secondary students, it can also be downloaded from the Primary and Secondary resources area of this site.

A set of four posters introducing the Members of the Legislative Council, Legislative Assembly,  Members Born Overseas and Victorian Electorates.

Primary and secondary workbooks. A resource for Years 5/6 to 10 students who are visiting Parliament, participating in a parliamentary role play, and/or receiving a metropolitan school or regional visit or a visit from a Member of Parliament. Also stands alone as a classroom resource.

How a Law is Made in Victoria. A pamphlet that supplements the Making the Law DVD.  Resources suitable for VCE students

The following two activity books can be downloaded from the Adult Education resources area.

A 167 page activity book:  Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education Program

A 151 page activity book:  EAL Materials for Teaching Adult Learners 

Contact the Community Engagement and Education Unit to order any of these resources

Phone:  (03) 8682 2655
Email:  educationinfo@parliament.vic.gov.au 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016