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Content description VCHHK093

History / Levels 5 and 6 / Historical Knowledge / Australia as a nation
Content description
The significance of key figures and events that led to Australia’s Federation, including British and American influences on Australia’s system of law and government
  1. studying Australia’s path to Federation through an examination of key people, for example, Henry Parkes, Edmund Barton, George Reid, John Quick, and events such as the Tenterfield Oration, the Corowa Conference, the referendums held in the colonies from 1898 to 1900
  2. comparing the model of Australian federalism with the original model of the United States of America to identify the US influence on Australia’s system of government
  3. identifying key elements of Australia’s system of law and government and their origins, for example, the Magna Carta; federalism, constitutional monarchy, the Westminster system and the separation of powers, legislature, executive, judiciary, the houses of parliament, how laws are made
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