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ACHCK049

The process for constitutional change through a referendum

Elaborations

  • describing the process by which referendums to change the Australian Constitution are initiated and decided (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • exploring examples of attempts to change the Australian Constitution by referendum (for example, the successful vote on the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967 or the unsuccessful vote on the Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • discussing the advantages and disadvantages of having a Constitution that can only be amended by referendum (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)

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