Lesson Idea

Making Laws

We have two ways in which laws are made. Statute laws are made through passing an Act of Parliament whilst common law is made by court procedures and decisions made by judges and juries.

  • Show video from the WA parliament about How hoon laws were introduced into WA. This law was made in the WA parliament and is therefore a State statute law.
  • Students take notes of the various steps in the passing of a law. Discuss with students why this process seems so complex.
  • Students draw up a flow diagram of the steps involved explaining why each step is necessary.

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