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.

The House in Session
5:28

The House in Session: The Senate

ABC Me November 7, 2017

Civics and citizenship

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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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.

The difference between migrants and refugees
5:29

The difference between migrants and refugees

Clip from Behind the News

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Georgia has moved to Australia from New Zealand as a migrant whereas Maya is a refugee from Iran. The two of them share their stories and we learn about the differences and ...

Georgia has moved to Australia from New Zealand as a migrant whereas Maya is a refugee from Iran. The two of them share their stories and we learn about the differences and similarities between coming to the country as a migrant or as an refugee.

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

3-4
5-6
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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
7:02

Finding My Magic: Know My Rights

Season 2 Episode 12 NITV January 14, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Catherine tells the class about the Stolen Generations and all learn the importance of rights and responsibilities. A children's rights education program designed to teach ...

Catherine tells the class about the Stolen Generations and all learn the importance of rights and responsibilities. A children's rights education program designed to teach students about their rights and responsibilities. Features Olympic champion Cathy Freeman.

480
7:36

480: NAIDOC

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC July 3, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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This week of 480 covers NAIDOC which follows the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines. Today, Neil Willmett is a man with a vision that consistently pushes ...

This week of 480 covers NAIDOC which follows the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines. Today, Neil Willmett is a man with a vision that consistently pushes the boundaries to achieve greatness.

480
7:38

480: NAIDOC

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC July 2, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Message Stick's 480 series continues with NAIDOC and the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines including: activist Marianne Mackay, businessman Neil Willmett ...

Message Stick's 480 series continues with NAIDOC and the stories of five highly respected Australian Aborigines including: activist Marianne Mackay, businessman Neil Willmett only one, performer Lisa Maza, surfer Joe Haddon and fashion designer Grace Lee.

Legal Briefs
7:48

Legal Briefs: Contracts

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC Me July 28, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
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Barristers Julian Burnside QC and SC Fiona McLeod QC explain how contracts work, and the importance of the Amadio case in changing the way courts intervene into contracts.

Barristers Julian Burnside QC and SC Fiona McLeod QC explain how contracts work, and the importance of the Amadio case in changing the way courts intervene into contracts.

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
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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

Legal Briefs
7:56

Legal Briefs: Property

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC Me August 4, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
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Gautam Mukherji and Richard Lancaster SC talk about how a single piece of property can have various rights, for instance a designer bag, or even a song such as Men at Work’s ...

Gautam Mukherji and Richard Lancaster SC talk about how a single piece of property can have various rights, for instance a designer bag, or even a song such as Men at Work’s “Down Under”.

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

Legal Briefs
7:58

Legal Briefs: Mediation

Season 1 Episode 10 ABC ME August 18, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
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Professional mediator, Tim McFarlane talks about the alternative of settling out of court in mediation. Kimi Nishimura worked on the Kilmore East Kinglake Black Saturday ...

Professional mediator, Tim McFarlane talks about the alternative of settling out of court in mediation. Kimi Nishimura worked on the Kilmore East Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire case that settled out of court, she talks about why they decided to do that.

Legal Briefs
7:59

Legal Briefs: The Adversarial System

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Me June 9, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Lizzie O'Shea points out that our system of law is not the only one. Barrister Julian Burnside QC explains how the adversarial system works, using the metaphor of a sport ...

Lizzie O'Shea points out that our system of law is not the only one. Barrister Julian Burnside QC explains how the adversarial system works, using the metaphor of a sport game. There are two opposing sides and an impartial umpire. Former Justice of the High Court Michael Kirby compares our adversarial system to the European inquisitorial system. He points out that while our system is a good one, its downfall is that it is very expensive. Justice Susan Kenny, the Federal Court of Australia comments that one of the problems of trials becoming increasingly expensive is that she no longer sees as many small cases. This is unfortunate as the smaller cases can often tested the validity of the existing law. Julian Burnside QC suggests a scenario that involves using pre-judgement, and one that doesn't. He asks, what is more important, coming to the right solution, or using the right method? Lizzie O'Shea wraps up by reminding us what defines the adversarial system. Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

Legal Briefs
7:59

Legal Briefs: Free Speech

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC Me August 11, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

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9-10
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Neil Young QC and Ron Merkel QC were opposite each other in a case about illegal speech, the case used the Racial Discrimination Act, and they discuss this law and freedom of ...

Neil Young QC and Ron Merkel QC were opposite each other in a case about illegal speech, the case used the Racial Discrimination Act, and they discuss this law and freedom of speech.

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
8:00

Legal Briefs: What is Law

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me June 2, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Indigenous Australians

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Lizzie O'Shea outlines the two extreme ideas of the law. On one hand law can reflect the morals of the day and provide justice by adapting to circumstances. On the other hand ...

Lizzie O'Shea outlines the two extreme ideas of the law. On one hand law can reflect the morals of the day and provide justice by adapting to circumstances. On the other hand justice is better served by applying the letter of the law to everyone equally, independent of the consequences or the situation. She reveals that most lawyers find a place somewhere between these two extreme ideas. We meet some of Australia's top judges who talk about what they think about the law and justice. Former Justice of the High Court Michael Kirby talks about how the law changes over time to reflect changes in community attitudes. He also discusses the independence of judges, who must determine for themselves what their judgement will be. Justice Susan Kenny from the Federal Court of Australia explains how parliaments create laws, and judges are bound by those written laws. She points out that because judges are human, personal values will inevitably have a small influence on their more complex judgements. Justice Betty King from the Supreme Court of Victoria talks about how each crime is individual, and so too must be the judgement. Lizzie O'Shea wraps up by reminding us that law is in fact fluid and constantly changing. It can be shaped by individuals and by changes in community attitudes. Find curriculum links at http://legalbriefs.com.au

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

How the Dutch are Dealing with Sea Levels - short clip
8:11

How the Dutch are Dealing with Sea Levels - short clip

Clip from Thalassa

Civics and citizenship

9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cutting-edge technologies to deal with climate chan

Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cutting-edge technologies to deal with climate chan