Year 10 Civics And Citizenship - Coggle Diagram
Year 10 Civics And Citizenship
Separation Of Power And Law Making Powers
Separation Of Power: The Government is split up to make everything as fair as possible and to divide power so not one person can or will rule everything.
Law Making Powers: The government have a power to make laws put things in place and set the boundaries so everything is fair and everyone is equal.
The Principals Of Australia's System Of Government
Constitutional order—the structure and powers of the Australian Parliament are written in the Australian Constitution, which also describes the power of the High Court of Australia to decide if laws abide by the Constitution.
Liberal democracy—as a nation, we support the development and well-being of individuals.
Pluralistic society—Australian society is diverse with many different ethnic, racial, religious and social groups all existing together.
Representative democracy—eligible citizens elect members of parliament to make decisions and laws on their behalf. If citizens do not think their representatives are doing a good job, they can vote for new ones at the next election.
Respect for and tolerance of opposing ideas—in the Parliament, issues and new laws are debated and the Australian Government is questioned about its work to make sure it is accountable to the Australian people. In society, listening to different points of view and the voices of minorities strengthens our democracy.
Responsible government—to be in government, a party or coalition of parties must have the support of the majority of members in the House of Representatives. This makes sure the Australian Government is accountable to the Australian Parliament.
Deals with the whole state includes problems rules and laws
Deals with local problems in your neighbourhood whether it be water, power and other
Deals with the whole of Australia including the rules, laws and what is suitable.
The Structure Of Australia's Commonwealth Parliament
National Deals with the whole of Indonesia.
Provincial Deals with state rules and laws.
District Deals with local area or town.
Structure Of Government
Lower House(People’s Representative Council)
In the lower they have 560 members.
They Vote A Bit Differently
Upper House(Regional Representatives Council)
In the upper house there is 132 members.
They overview the lower house and make more decisions
President He is the leader and decides certain rules and does vote on laws.
7 Key Concepts
Example: Person is in court and the judge hears both sides of the story and then makes a decision.
Definition: The process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals.
Example: Participating in your local sports club.
Definition: Taking apart of something for whatever it may be.
The Westminster System
Definition: Australia's System That Is Based On The UK Westminster System In Westminster.
Example: It's a system that follows certain expectations and rules.
Rights And Responsibilities
Example: You have the right to vote but you have the responsibility to make sure you do it.
Definition: Rights is something you get you have it its for everyone. Responsibility is what you have to do like what you have to take care of.
Example: Someone is allowed to vote for something and they can't be punished for it and they can feel safe.
Definition: Being able to make a decision without suffering a consequence when it comes to voting.
Civics And Citizenship
Definition: The study of everything involving the government.
Example: Learning about the laws we have and how they apply to us.
Definition: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Example: Australia is a Democracy where we vote for representatives.
Democracy: A form of parliament voted on by the people.
Houses Of Parliament: Having two houses to separate power and vote for things and make sure its done properly.
3 Levels: They have three levels to balance power and make it fair for everybody.
Free Democratic Elections: The people are allowed to vote for what they want and believe.
Separation Of Power: Having a judiciary, executive, parliament and power
Threats To Australia's Society
Crime in general doesn't benefit the society so when it's organised it's has major threats on society because it impacts everyone.
Corruption can happen in many different ways this can effect and be a threat to Australia because not everything is controlled the society could be taken apart and then everything all falls down.
Media Bias And Voting
Media is controlling and is very manipulative it controls most of the world today so it gets across everywhere this in some cases ends up being bad because it could be false or influence the wrong decisions.
There are not rules for everything and somethings don't apply to everyone so this causes problems in that being lawlessness there's more chaos and no balance.
Purpose Of The Constitution
The purpose of the constitution is too keep the documents of the laws and rules we live with it keeps everything in balance and in check.
We share are values so everyone is equal and the same because we are all human.
Right To Dissent
Everybody has there own point of view and beliefs or whatever it maybe it's ok to disagree with things and have your own opinion.
Electing The Government
We vote for who we want to run the place and that changes every 4 years.
Processes To Resolve Differences
We have a lot of ways to resolve things in that being referendums, voting and other.
Role Of United Nations
We help out all our allies and we also are apart of stopping another world war we are just there really.
Australia's International Role And Responsibilities
Foreign Aid Responsibilities
Australia aids people that are foreign to help them or get them started because everyone is equal and can do whatever they want as long it's in the guidelines the responsibility is that they get all the same services as everyone else.
To make sure everything is in check protecting are rights and what we stand for.