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Civics and citizenship / Year 7 / Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Laws and citizens

Curriculum content descriptions

How Australia’s legal system aims to provide justice, including through the rule of law, presumption of innocence, burden of proof, right to a fair trial and right to legal representation (ACHCK050)

  • discussing the elements of a ‘fair trial’, including citizens’ roles as witnesses and jurors
  • exploring how Australians can receive access to justice and legal representation, such as through legal aid
  • discussing the meaning and importance of the rule of law, presumption of innocence, and burden of proof
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Burden of proof,  Trials,  Due process,  Innocence

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