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TLLB106 Introduction to Public Law

 TLLB106 Introduction to Public Law
 Campus:  Eveleigh, NSW 2015
 Units of Credit:  6
 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite:  Pre-requisite: TLLB101 Legal Process, TLLB102 Legal Method
 EFTSL*:  0.125
 Indicative Contact Hours per Week:  3 
 Tuition Fee  See Tuition Fee Schedule
 Application Date:  See Key Dates
 Unit Overview:

Introduction to Public Law deals with aspects of the functioning of the key constitutional institutions of government at the national, state, and territory levels, and how those institutions interact with one another and with the Australian people. This unit will also explore the interaction between the public law context and the principles, rules and presumptions of statutory interpretation.

Topics to be covered in this course include:

  • Origins and evolution of Australian Public Law
  • Sovereignty and Independence
  • Rule of Law
  • Federalism
  • Separation of Powers and Judicial power
  • Parliaments and Legislative Power
  • Parlimentary Privilege & the Election process
  • The Executive and Executive Power
  • Judicial Independence
  • Statutory interpretation and Public Law: Text, Context and Purpose
  • Statutory interpretation and Public Law: Presumptions and protecting rights
  • Indigenous Australians and Public Law
 *EFTSL = Equivalent full-time study load