The process of parliamentary law making.
<ul><li>Not all bills are the same. There are a few different types but they all have the same end point- a new law. </li>...
<ul><li>3. private bills: these are rare. They are bills that only apply to one person or group. </li></ul><ul><li>4. priv...
<ul><li>The needs of the community need to be taken into account when parliament are deciding to make legislation. </li></...
<ul><li>How do we have a say/ create pressure to change a law? </li></ul><ul><li>Via the media is the most effective metho...
<ul><li>Who does this? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a parliamentary committee? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><...
<ul><li>It is not always possible to foresee the future </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning of words change over time </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>At Federal Level: the  Selection of Bills Committee.  The H of Reps can refer bills to this committee to check on ...
<ul><li>How does a bill become law?  </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate the process. </li></ul>
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How Are Laws Made

  1. 1. The process of parliamentary law making.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Not all bills are the same. There are a few different types but they all have the same end point- a new law. </li></ul><ul><li>1. government bills: bills that are initiated by the govt. Introduced by the minister. </li></ul><ul><li>2. appropriation bills (supply bills): only introduced in the lower house and are bills to authorise govts to spend money. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>3. private bills: these are rare. They are bills that only apply to one person or group. </li></ul><ul><li>4. private members bills: these are introduced by an individual MP ( either govt or opposition). They lack the support of the whole party. Usually unsuccessful. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The needs of the community need to be taken into account when parliament are deciding to make legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>The law must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to the needs of the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to the changing needs (case example: pg 36). </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How do we have a say/ create pressure to change a law? </li></ul><ul><li>Via the media is the most effective method: letters to the editor </li></ul><ul><li>signing petitions etc </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Who does this? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a parliamentary committee? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the Cabinet do? </li></ul><ul><li>How are Ministers involved in drafting and formulating legislation? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Parliamentary Counsel? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>It is not always possible to foresee the future </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning of words change over time </li></ul><ul><li>Poor communication </li></ul><ul><li>Loopholes can occur </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to cover all situations </li></ul><ul><li>Mistakes can occur with technical terms </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed legislation can conflict with other legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Time constraints can cause mistakes </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>At Federal Level: the Selection of Bills Committee. The H of Reps can refer bills to this committee to check on bills. </li></ul><ul><li>Senate Scrutiny of bills Committee is responsible for checking bills that come before the Senate. </li></ul><ul><li>The role of this committee is to make sure that bills do not infringe on peoples rights and liberties. </li></ul><ul><li>At State level: how are bills checked? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>How does a bill become law? </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate the process. </li></ul>
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