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PLT4809 - Australian National Government

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Nick Economou


Not offered in 2007


Characteristics and operation of constitutional democracy in Australia and selected political debates of contemporary import. Topics include political traditions and the growth of government; political culture and citizenship; the hybrid with special reference to the role of the Senate; constitutional reform; governmental reform; contemporary party political debate.


Precis exercise (1500 words): 20%
Essay (4500 words): 40%
Examination (3 hours): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week