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Humanities and social sciences / Year 6 / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and citizenship
Where ideas for new laws can come from and how they become law (ACHASSK146)
investigating where ideas for new laws come from (for example, from party policy, perhaps announced during an election campaign; from suggestions by members and senators; from interest groups in the community)
exploring how bills are debated and scrutinised (for example, the role of parliamentary committees and the ability of citizens to make submissions to these committees)
identifying the role of the Executive in relation to the development of policies and the introduction of bills, including the role of Cabinet in approving the drafting of a bill and the role of the public service in drafting and implementing legislation
Acts of Parliament,
Bills of Parliament