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Law in Australian society : an introduction to principles and process

Author: Keiran Hardy
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Designed for beginners as well as non-law students this text provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding Australia's system of law and government. Dr Keiran Hardy describes how legislation is made, the nature of case law, the hierarchy of courts and the doctrine of precedent. He looks at the role played by politics and the media in shaping law, and he describes founding principles including  Read more...
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Hardy, Keiran
Law in Australian Society : An Introduction to Principles and Process
Sydney : Allen & Unwin,c2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keiran Hardy
ISBN: 9781760871543 1760871540
OCLC Number: 1107047901
Description: 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Praise --
Title Page --
Imprint Page --
Contents --
Detailed contents --
List of figures --
Preface --
Part 1 Law, Politics and the Media --
Introduction Law in society --
I. WHAT DOES LAW DO? --
II. WHAT IS LAW? --
III. WHY IS LAW IMPORTANT? --
KEY POINTS --
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS --
Chapter 1 Legislation --
I. WHAT IS LEGISLATION? --
II. HOW IS LEGISLATION MADE? --
A. Process for approving Bills --
B. Committee stage --
III. WHERE CAN I FIND LEGISLATION? --
IV. HOW DO I READ LEGISLATION? --
A. Citation --
B. Parts, divisions, sections --
C. Elements of the law D. Which legislation? --
V. REGULATIONS --
KEY POINTS --
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS --
Chapter 2 Case law --
I. WHAT IS CASE LAW? --
A. Precedent --
B. Court hierarchy --
C. Jurisdiction --
II. WHERE CAN I FIND CASE LAW? --
III. HOW DO I READ CASE LAW? --
A. Citation --
B. Catchwords --
C. Material facts and ratio --
KEY POINTS --
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS --
Chapter 3 Politics and the media --
I. POLITICS --
A. Houses of parliament --
1. House of Representatives --
2. Senate --
B. Political parties --
1. Labor Party --
2. Liberal Party --
3. National Party --
4. The Greens 5. Minor parties and independents --
C. Executive government --
D. Your vote matters --
II. THE MEDIA --
KEY POINTS --
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS --
Part 2 Rights, Theories and History --
Chapter 4 Founding principles --
I. LIBERALISM --
II. DEMOCRACY --
III. FEDERALISM --
A. Shared lawmaking powers --
B. Local government --
C. COAG --
D. Advantages and challenges of federalism --
IV. SEPARATION OF POWERS --
V. RULE OF LAW --
KEY POINTS --
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS --
Chapter 5 Justice --
I. WHAT IS JUSTICE? --
II. DUE PROCESS --
III. ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF JUSTICE --
IV. ACCESS TO JUSTICE V. THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT --
KEY POINTS --
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS --
Chapter 6 Human rights --
I. WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS? --
II. THE CONSTITUTION AND HUMAN RIGHT --
A. The Constitution --
B. Rights in the Constitution --
C. Judicial review --
D. Why are human rights not protected by the Constitution? --
E. Other protections for human rights --
III. POSSIBILITIES FOR CHANGE --
KEY POINTS --
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS --
Chapter 7 Indigenous peoplesand the law --
I. INDIGENOUS JUSTICE --
II. SOVEREIGNTY --
III. SETTLEMENT, FEDERATION AND BEYOND --
A. Settlement and terra nullius B. Towards Federation and beyond --
IV. MABO AND NATIVE TITLE --
V. CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION --
A. The 1967 referendum --
B. Expert Panel --
C. Referendum Council --
KEY POINTS --
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS --
Part 3 Criminal Justice --
Chapter 8 Criminal offences --
I. WHAT IS A CRIME? --
II. DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRIME --
A. Homicide --
B. Assault --
C. Property offences --
D. Drug offences --
E. Offences against the state --
F. Other offences --
G. Summary vs indictable offences --
III. WHEN IS SOMEBODY GUILTY OF A CRIME? --
A. Physical and fault elements --
B. Inchoate and accessorial liability
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"Designed for beginners as well as non-law students this text provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding Australia's system of law and government. Dr Keiran Hardy describes how legislation is made, the nature of case law, the hierarchy of courts and the doctrine of precedent. He looks at the role played by politics and the media in shaping law, and he describes founding principles including democracy, liberalism, the separation of powers and federalism. The criminal justice system is explained including criminal offences, police powers, sentencing and punishment, and there is a special emphasis on Indigenous peoples and the law. The book concludes with case studies of cybercrime and counterterrorism legislation to illustrate law reform in action. Each chapter features practical examples, chapter summaries and review questions together with a glossary of key terms."--Back cover.

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