teaching resource

The Path of a Bill - Worksheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jun 2023

Demonstrate understanding of the path of a bill in Australia with this one-page printable worksheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

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    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  6

teaching resource

The Path of a Bill - Worksheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jun 2023

Demonstrate understanding of the path of a bill in Australia with this one-page printable worksheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  6

Demonstrate understanding of the path of a bill in Australia with this one-page printable worksheet.

From Bills to Laws – The Core of Our Australian Democracy

How does Australia get its laws? By proposing, debating and voting on bills, of course!

A bill in the Australian Parliament is a proposal to make a new law or change an existing one. If the Parliament passes a bill, the bill becomes law. It also becomes known as an
‘Act of Parliament.’ Bills are created to address critical issues facing the Australian community.

Use this worksheet when studying the path of a bill during your Civics and Citizenship lessons. Students must use sentence starters to describe the seven steps a bill must go through to become law. The sentence starters are:

  1. The proposed bill…
  2. The bill is introduced to…
  3. The ministers of parliament…
  4. The bill is sent to…
  5. Members and senators…
  6. The bill is passed on to…
  7. The bill is approved by…
  8. The bill is signed by…

An editable version of this resource is available should you wish to adapt these sentence starters to meet your own needs.

Ways to Use This Path of a Bill Worksheet

This versatile resource can be used in a variety of different ways in your classroom. Why not try some of the suggestions below?

  • Whole-class review (via smartboard)
  • Collaborative group activity
  • Independent practice
  • Homework activity
  • Summative assessment

Choose the File Format That Best Suits Your Needs

Use the dropdown arrow next to the Download button to choose between the editable Google Slides or the easy-print PDF version of this resource.


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