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Governing Australia: Federal Politics and Policy (6 points)


Leader: Dr Beth Edmondson

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit will focus on Australia's political institutions and practices. Students will examine the role of government, the relationship between executive, legislative and judicial branches as well as their impact on society. Students will become familiar with phases in policy development and the relationship between institutions, government and policy-making. This unit will introduce students to conceptual and analytical models which seek to explain policy stages and processes. Students will examine the nature and roles of key actors and the policy framework, including the importance of liberal democratic institutions in the Australian federal system.

Assessment: One essay (2500 words): 50% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial)

Prerequisites: HPL1503 and HPL1504 or equivalents

Prohibitions: GSC2504, GSC2508, GSC2510, GSC3510, HPL3510

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