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Awarded by Griffith University through Open Universities Australia, Law, Government and Policy provides a foundation for the study of law. The role of institutions such as the High Court, parliament and executive government, and federal and state-level courts will be investigated and compared to systems around the world.
The online unit introduces key concepts underpinning Australian law and government, and looks at law made by different branches of administration. It also looks at the various ways in which politics and law intersect, and will give students an opportunity to critically analyse what justice means in contemporary Australian society. Additionally, students will learn about the constraints on efficient and effective law making in Australia.
International and comparative perspectives will be used to frame the topics in this unit and provide a base for thinking critically about the operation and fairness of law and government.
It is recommended that you complete the following unit before enrolling:
In this Law, Government and Policy unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will help students to critically evaluate and investigate factors that influence the efficiency and effectiveness of law making in Australia. They will also gain an international perspective by comparing domestic law, government and police to systems in different jurisdictions.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to describe key institutions in the making and influencing Australian law, understand principles and theories underlying these institutions, and explain the constraints on efficient and effective law making in Australia. Students will learn how the institutions and processes of law and politics are relevant to the criminal justice system in Australia.
The unit will provide a foundation for further study of the law, particularly in criminal law.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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