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The key values that underpin Australia’s democracy


  • discussing the meaning of democracy (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • discussing the meaning and importance of the key values of Australian democracy (for example, freedom of election and being elected; freedom of assembly and political participation; freedom of speech, expression and religious belief; rule of law; other basic human rights) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • considering how students apply democratic values in familiar contexts (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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