Posted on 28 April, 2023

Legal Studies at Parliament House

Legal Studies at Parliament House

Ms Adsett's Stage 1 Legal Studies class has been learning about Parliament and the process of making law in Australia. 

On Wednesday, students were able to see first-hand where laws are made in the Territory on an excursion to Parliament House. Wednesday was not a sitting day, which meant students were able to enter the Chamber to see and learn about the day-to-day functions and processes of parliament, such as the process of debating and voting on bills. 

On the tour, students learnt about the members of the 14th Assembly, and had the opportunity to meet their local Fannie Bay Member, Brent Potter. Mr. Potter answered all of their questions, ranging from "Why did you choose the Territory Labor party?", to "Do you get to choose which chair you sit on in the Chamber?". Students also participated in a session run by the NT Electoral Commission to learn about democracy and how preferential voting works. Students thoroughly enjoyed their time quizzing Mr. Potter, wandering around the Chamber, and learning about politics and law-making in the Territory.

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