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ACHASSK195

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

Elaborations

  • discussing the elements of a ‘fair trial’, including citizens’ roles as witnesses and jurors (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • exploring how Australians can receive access to justice and legal representation, such as through legal aid (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • discussing the meaning and importance of the rule of law, presumption of innocence, and burden of proof (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)

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