The House in Session
5:27

The House in Session: The Westminster System

ABC Me October 24, 2017

Civics and citizenship

5-6
7-8
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The Australian Parliament borrows an enormous amount of traditions from another parliament 17,000km away. Meet some of the office holders upholding Westminster Traditions in ...

The Australian Parliament borrows an enormous amount of traditions from another parliament 17,000km away. Meet some of the office holders upholding Westminster Traditions in Australian parliament today.

Legal Briefs
7:54

Legal Briefs: The Constitution

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me October 26, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Lizzie O'Shea introduces the constitution and its separation of powers: parliament, executive and judiciary. She explains that in 1975 the biggest crisis in our constitution ...

Lizzie O'Shea introduces the constitution and its separation of powers: parliament, executive and judiciary. She explains that in 1975 the biggest crisis in our constitution took place when the Governor General dismissed the Prime Minister, and his elected government. Professor Cheryl Saunders explains that, under the constitution, it is unclear if the Governor-General had the power to dismiss the government. She talks about the constitution as an historical, and at times vague, document. She outlines some of the problems including no mention of citizenship; no pre-amble; and the races power no longer reflects contemporary opinion. Professor Larissa Behrendt reveals that the discussion around recognition and the races power is one argument, but there is a different argument about sovereignty and treaty. She points out that many Aboriginal people would like to have their sovereignty recognised, to be seen as independent nations, rather than just citizens within the one nation. Lizzie O'Shea wraps up by reminding us about the key concerns of the constitution, and that the high court is there to resolve problems that arise when the constitution is vague. Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

The House in Session
5:17

The House in Session: The House of Representatives

ABC Me October 31, 2017

Civics and citizenship

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Wherever you live in Australia, you have a local Member of Parliament. That's the person your neighbourhood elects to come here to Canberra and represent you. Get to know some ...

Wherever you live in Australia, you have a local Member of Parliament. That's the person your neighbourhood elects to come here to Canberra and represent you. Get to know some of the rules that guide the Lower House.

Legal Briefs
8:00

Legal Briefs: Mabo

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me November 2, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Lizzie O’Shea explains that Australia was considered by the first fleet to be terra nullius. Essentially, that means nobody had claimed ownership of the land. But of course ...

Lizzie O’Shea explains that Australia was considered by the first fleet to be terra nullius. Essentially, that means nobody had claimed ownership of the land. But of course people had been living in Australia for thousands of years. She introduces the Mabo case, and its key players. Lizzie talks with Bryan Keon-Cohen QC, who worked on the Mabo case which progressed slowly through the courts for ten years. One of the many problems that the team had to overcome was that of hearsay evidence. Indigenous communities rarely used written documents, and so ownership of land is passed down by telling the person what they owned. In our courts, that becomes hearsay, and does not carry as much weight as a written document. Professor Larissa Behrendt talks about finding out about Mabo as a law student. She compares it to what was happening in Canada around the same time. Lizzie O’Shea wraps up by reminding us that courts are bound to follow precedent but can occasionally radically change how law is interpreted, as they did with Mabo. Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

The House in Session
5:28

The House in Session: The Senate

ABC Me November 7, 2017

Civics and citizenship

5-6
7-8
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The Australian Parliament has two chambers. The House of Representatives, which makes laws and votes on them, and the Senate, whose job it is to check the work of the House of ...

The Australian Parliament has two chambers. The House of Representatives, which makes laws and votes on them, and the Senate, whose job it is to check the work of the House of Representatives. Learn more about the Senate.

Legal Briefs
7:59

Legal Briefs: Civil Justice

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Me November 9, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Lizzie O'Shea talks about Klaus Rabenalt, who worked in an asbestos mine. Years later, after he moved to Melbourne, he was diagnosed with a dust disease. Solicitor Peter ...

Lizzie O'Shea talks about Klaus Rabenalt, who worked in an asbestos mine. Years later, after he moved to Melbourne, he was diagnosed with a dust disease. Solicitor Peter Gordon worked on the asbestos cases involving CSR and James Hardie. He explains how the Klaus Rabenalt trial progressed, and that it was the first time they managed to win an asbestos dust disease case. He explains that civil cases are not just about cash payouts, they are also about justice and changing corporate or workplace practices. Fiona Mcleod SC explains that the corporate veil protects owners of a company from liability. She discusses how in some cases the law allows us to reach behind the corporate veil and access the owners and their money when the company has acted badly. Lizzie O'Shea wraps up by revealing her own passion for civil law and how it can be used to make our society a safer place. Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

Legal Briefs
7:57

Legal Briefs: Criminal Intent

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC Me November 16, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Lizzie O'Shea introduces the idea that a crime consists of both the action and the intent, that is, what the criminal thought. Robert Richter QC discusses the Mick Gatto ...

Lizzie O'Shea introduces the idea that a crime consists of both the action and the intent, that is, what the criminal thought. Robert Richter QC discusses the Mick Gatto case. It is a classic example because there were no witnesses, and because Gatto admitted killing Veniamin. But what was Gatto's intention? Was it self-defence or murder? Robert explains how the gun could be used to support Gatto's claim as having the intent of self-defence. Lizzie and Robert talk about the burden of proof in criminal cases. Richter also reveals that in most of his cases the client pleads guilty, and then his task is to try and get them the best sentence possible. Former Supreme Court Justice Betty King talks about the role of the judge in criminal cases, and the relationship of the judge to the jury. She reveals that she has only ever disagreed with a jury once, and that she has found it to be a good system. She discusses the sentencing act and its effect on judgments. Lizzie O'Shea wraps up by posing the question: have we got the balance right between the punishment and the crime? Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

Finding My Magic
5:07

Finding My Magic: Discovering the Magic

Season 1 Episode 1 NITV December 31, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
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Catherine's confidence has been dented after getting something wrong in class. Subsequent teasing has made her sad. Mench shows her how to use positive self-talk by using 'the ...

Catherine's confidence has been dented after getting something wrong in class. Subsequent teasing has made her sad. Mench shows her how to use positive self-talk by using 'the black box' and 'me messages' to gain the strength to try again. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
4:33

Finding My Magic: Sharing the Magic

Season 1 Episode 2 NITV January 1, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Catherine's friend Tom is having difficulties in class, too. He is terrified of public speaking and doubts the worth of his ideas. Catherine explains how the 'black box' ...

Catherine's friend Tom is having difficulties in class, too. He is terrified of public speaking and doubts the worth of his ideas. Catherine explains how the 'black box' worked for her, and she passes it to him with ideas about how he can conquer his problems. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
4:05

Finding My Magic: Kate Finds Her Magic

Season 1 Episode 3 NITV January 2, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
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Kate is struggling with her own issues. After being challenged by Mench about her love of junk food, she teases Tom. Tom recognises that she is hurt and shares the black box ...

Kate is struggling with her own issues. After being challenged by Mench about her love of junk food, she teases Tom. Tom recognises that she is hurt and shares the black box with her. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
4:06

Finding My Magic: Magic at Work

Season 1 Episode 4 NITV January 3, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The magic of positive self-talk is seen in practice. Improvements are noticed by the teacher. After the encouragement of her friends who remind her to use her positive 'me ...

The magic of positive self-talk is seen in practice. Improvements are noticed by the teacher. After the encouragement of her friends who remind her to use her positive 'me messages', Catherine triumphs in an important race. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
6:35

Finding My Magic: Let's Be Fair

Season 2 Episode 1 NITV January 4, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

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When Vin is treated unfairly because of his beginner's English, the children learn the right to be treated fairly. A children's rights education program designed to teach ...

When Vin is treated unfairly because of his beginner's English, the children learn the right to be treated fairly. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
4:59

Finding My Magic: Listen to Me

Season 2 Episode 2 NITV January 5, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
4:07

Finding My Magic: That's Private

Season 2 Episode 3 NITV January 6, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
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Tom is angry when Kate reads his diary. The children learn about the right to have their privacy respected. A children's rights education program designed to teach students ...

Tom is angry when Kate reads his diary. The children learn about the right to have their privacy respected. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
5:06

Finding My Magic: Don't Bully Me

Season 2 Episode 4 NITV January 7, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

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5-6
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Tom is bullied by Morko, but asks for help and they all learn about the right to be protected from harm. A children's rights education program designed to teach students ...

Tom is bullied by Morko, but asks for help and they all learn about the right to be protected from harm. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
4:12

Finding My Magic: Be at School

Season 2 Episode 5 NITV January 8, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
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Kate looks after her younger brothers while her mother works, but soon learns about the right to education. A children's rights education program designed to teach students ...

Kate looks after her younger brothers while her mother works, but soon learns about the right to education. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
4:31

Finding My Magic: What's Best For Me

Season 2 Episode 6 NITV January 9, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Tom is angry when his father insists he do tutoring instead of soccer, but learns that adults can decide what's best. A children's rights education program designed to teach ...

Tom is angry when his father insists he do tutoring instead of soccer, but learns that adults can decide what's best. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

Finding My Magic
4:47

Finding My Magic: Let's Be Healthy

Season 2 Episode 7 NITV January 10, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Kate sees the dentist with a bad toothache and learns about regular dental care and healthy eating. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about ...

Kate sees the dentist with a bad toothache and learns about regular dental care and healthy eating. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.