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About New Zealand
Australasian Legal Information Institute
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia
Australian High Tech Crime Centre
Australian Human Rights Centre
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Australian Institute of Criminology
The Australian Privacy Commissioner’s website
Ben’s guide to U.S. government for kids
Bringing them home: learning about the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families
Choice
Communications Law Centre
Convention on the rights of the child
Cyberschoolbus: United Nations Global teaching and Learning Project
Data protection principles 1991
Global voices
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
The law and you
Lawlink NSW: NSW Attorney General's Department (NSW Government, Law, Attorney General)
Lawstuff: know your rights
Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC)
Money Stuff!
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander education website
National crime prevention: towards a safer Australia: a Federal Government initiative
NSW Anti-Discrimination Board
Parliamentary education office
Population flows: immigration aspects 2006–07 edition
The Roseanne Beckett website
Scam watch
The Treasury: Commonwealth Department of the Treasury, Australia

About New Zealand (external website)
A comprehensive site on all aspects of life in New Zealand, this resource is possibly the best NZ website for NSW schools. It is a most useful tool for student researchers. Information is displayed as a very easy to navigate directory of annotated websites, leading to interesting and detailed pages which make good use of Q&A. The site is extremely easy to navigate, but it is large, making the search facility a very useful tool in directing students to the exact information required. About NZ is also a good place to begin research. This site is particularly useful for the Legal Studies Optional Focus Study: Indigenous peoples, the Society and Culture study of Social and cultural continuity and change in a selected country, and the Geography Elective Focus Area: Australia’s neighbours. The site’s material is also well worth investigation by teachers of HSIE K–6. P. Passmore
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Geography 7–10; HSIE K–6; Legal Studies Stage 6; Society & Culture Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: New Zealand
PUBLISHER: New Zealand Govt., NZ
REVIEW DATE: 28/02/12 [993] SCIS 1279543

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Australasian Legal Information Institute (external website)
Legal Studies teachers and students will find a good deal of useful research material on this free access resource. AustLII aims to improve access to justice through the provision of information. It manages this by publishing all statute and case law for Commonwealth and State jurisdictions as well as journals and reports. 452 databases are available from the site. Teachers and students are likely to focus their searches on Commonwealth and NSW legislation and cases. The site is 15 years old and all Commonwealth and NSW legislation is catalogued in full. A useful feature is that searches can be done for Consolidated Acts as well as Point-in-time legislation. This feature means that teachers and students can ascertain the changes made to legislation over time, making it useful for the Law reform topic in the Legal Studies Stage 6 syllabus Preliminary course. Similarly, the case law search facility enables users to find Supreme and District Court judgements in particular cases for research projects, such as the sample HSC Crime assessment task in the support document for the new Legal Studies syllabus. J. White
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Law – Australia
PUBLISHER: The Australian Legal Information Institute, NSW
REVIEW DATE: 08/07/2011 [349.94]
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Australia, Commonwealth of Australia (external website)
A collection of selective Internet links for legal researchers is available on this web site. Briefly annotated, it includes a full text of laws, regulations, and court decisions, along with commentary provided by experienced professionals. Information is clearly presented with headings directing the user to a variety of links for the Commonwealth of Australia, and accessing such areas as the Australian Constitution, plusthe Executive, Judicial, and Legislative arms of government. General sources offers supplementary information on Australia, including links to the National Library of Australia and the World factbook: Australia. Of particular value to Legal Studies students is the indexed reference to a selection of legal guides, including the FindLaw: Australia site, and the practical Austlii: Australian Legal Information Institute index. A. Fisher
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Australia – Constitution; Australia – Parliament; Law – Australia
PUBLISHER: Law Library of Congress, USA
REVIEW DATE: 28/02/12 [320.994] SCIS 1185651

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Australian High Tech Crime Centre (external website)
Sponsored by numerous national and state bodies, this site provides information concerning technology crimes. Of interest to Legal Studies students completing the Focus Study: Crime, this site has links to major crime gathering sources within Australia. Easy to navigate, these links give an outline of the source, including relevant legislation concerning crime where technology plays a major role. Links allow students to investigate a range of information relevant to the Focus Study in the Areas: Key legal concepts and features of the legal system; Legal issues and remedies; and Law reform. Media resources are current and listed by topic and date, making them a valuable student resource. The web site provides a useful snapshot of one area of the Crime component, while providing numerous links to others, without students having to scan reams of complex information. P. Passmore
USER LEVEL: Stage 6
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Computer crime
PUBLISHER: Australian High Tech Crime Centre
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [364.1028] SCIS 1239531

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Australian Human Rights Centre (external website)
Legal Studies students should find this site particularly helpful for the study of Law and society. This University of New South Wales (UNSW) research institute presents a comprehensive collection of human rights documentation, as well as access to an online database offering issues from the Australian Journal of Human Rights, Uniya, and the Human Rights Defender. It provides a detailed account of developments in international human rights treaties, decisions and standards, and describes Australia’s ratification of significant treaties. The site offers access to key treaties through the Australian Treaties Library and provides information on refugee law. Online human rights issues of the Hot Topics series are an invaluable resource for students researching legal issues. A. Fisher
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Human rights; Law – Australia
PUBLISHER: Australasian Legal Information Institute
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [323] SCIS 1219575

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (external website)
Well designed and informative, this site provides information about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples. Archives and production provides access to the MURA online catalogue of the vast AITSIS resource collection. Wiradjuri, for example, ,results in a list of over one thousand resources held by AIATSIS. All resources are listed for content and cultural access and are cross referenced. The site also gives you access to the invaluable Aboriginal Studies Press Catalogue. The Library section outlines services provided to educators and the community on collections, family history, subject guides, bibliographies, and fact sheets. An annotated list of 75 Web links isa bonus for teachers. B. Percival
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: CA; HSIE; Science
SYLLABUS: Aboriginal Studies 7-10; Aboriginal Studies Stage 6; History 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6; Science 7–10; Visual Arts Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Aboriginal peoples; Torres Strait Islanders
PUBLISHER: The Institute, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [994] SCIS 994972

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Australian Institute of Criminology (external website)
The role of the institute is to conduct research on crime and criminology and disseminate information on its finding so that government has the necessary knowledge base for policy making. This is a very useful site for the Legal Studies Focus Study: Crime. To locate contemporary articles on a range of issues pertinent to their studies, students should enter trends and issues into Search. This reveals a rewarding report on Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice. An article within, on Consumer scams in Australia: an overview, will be of interest to Commerce 7–10 students. The site is large and pathways are sometimes dislocated, but, once articles are discovered, teachers and students will find many of them inviting to read. P. Sheppard
USER LEVEL: Stage 5Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Commerce 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Crime – Australia; Justice, Administration of – Australia
PUBLISHER: Australian Institute of Criminology
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [364.994] SCIS 1140386

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The Australian Privacy Commissioner’s website (external website)
Information and advice on the issue of privacy and the law is provided at this easily navigated site. In Federal Privacy Law 1988 the consequences of misuse of information are detailed. This site also contains specific information on IT and Internet issues, individual rights to privacy and links to privacy laws in other countries. Students would be able to develop an understanding of the social and ethical issues of the privacy of the individual through appropriate use of this site. By relating the information directly to the Information Processes and Technology: Stage 6 syllabus, students could create their own guidelines for information usage. C. Webber
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE; TAS
SYLLABUS: Information Processes & Technology Stage 6; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Privacy, Right of
KEYWORDS: Privacy laws; rights
PUBLISHER: Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner, Sydney
REVIEW DATE: 16/5/04 [323.44] SCIS 1045482

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Ben’s guide to U.S. government for kids (external website)
A comprehensive and highly intuitive site, this guide provides a very valuable resource on many aspects of America. The site goes beyond government and can also be used to research geography and history, especially via Our nation. Information is graded from primary to senior high school, with each level having appropriate topics such as Branches of government, and How laws are made. The site includes well designed interactive Games and activities, and supports cultural diversity outcomes of the HSIE syllabus. History and Legal Studies students will appreciate the source material in Historical documents. E. Searle
USER LEVEL:           Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA:   HSIE
SYLLABUS:   HSIE 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6; Modern History Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS:     United States – History; United States – Politics and government
PUBLISHER:            U.S. Government Printing Office, USA
REVIEW DATE:       12/03/12 [320.973]      SCIS 1205675

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Bringing them home: learning about the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families (external website)
Updated and improved, this large site has much material that is well organised and categorised for student researchers. All the important documents and reports can be found here, including the Indigenous health campaign and Social justice reports, which show means to address disadvantage. International indigenous rights will be useful for this aspect of study within Aboriginal Studies syllabuses. In Publications, a solid collection of educational resources includes the Us Taken-Away Kids magazine and the Bringing them home education module 2007, with personal stories and excellent notes on Jane Harris’ play Stolen. The Information sheet gives some background to the concept of social justice and it is a very good summary of this topic as it relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Site users should use the side toolbar to keep research focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics. C. Thomas
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: English; HSIE
SYLLABUS: Aboriginal Studies 7–10; Aboriginal Studies Stage 6; English Stage 6: Standard; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Aboriginal peoples – Civil rights; Aboriginal peoples – History; Aboriginal peoples – Social policy; Children, Aboriginal; Stolen generations
PUBLISHER: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 SCIS 1167946

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Choice (external website)
Consumer issues are discussed and consumer information provided on this site. The site’s advocacy for consumers and lobbying of government and business, and their provision of consumer updates and product reviews are particularly useful for Commerce 7–10 and Legal Studies Stage 6. These syllabuses can also make use of the sections on consumer rights and information on how consumers can take individual or collective action. For more recent and popular product reviews, users need to subscribe to the site. Teachers may also find the selection of short videos a useful tool in the classroom. J. White
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Commerce 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Consumer education – Periodicals
PUBLISHER: Australian Consumers Association
REVIEW DATE: 01/01/10 [381.3] SCIS 1075339

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Communications Law Centre (external website)
An independent organisation specialising in promoting public debate of media and communications law, the CLC aims to present contemporary issues on its website. The simple layout and use of headings will help students find material. There is plenty to find; the site has extensive lists of online legislation and resources related to such topics as Free speech & defamation. One article here is a submission to the Attorney General concerning proposals for a national defamation law. In Broadcasting, another article covers commercial radio standards and case law. For Legal Studies students, the site is a treasury of links, and it demonstrates how lobby groups try to influence law makers. For English students who are investigating the media’s role and influence in society, the site offers some useful analysis and commentary on the behaviour of media operators. P. Sheppard
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: English; HSIE
SYLLABUS: English Stage 6: Extension 2; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Law – Australia; Lobbying – Australia; Mass media – Law and legislation; Telecommunications – Law and legislation
PUBLISHER: Communications Law Centre, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [343.94] SCIS 1316612

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Convention on the rights of the child (external website)
This section of the UNICEF website focuses on the Convention on the rights of the child (CRC). The site provides a detailed explanation of the CRC and how it guides UNICEF in its work. The human rights framework section provides an excellent introduction to human rights in general, outlining the role of the United Nations and each of the major human rights documents. It is a terrific introductory piece for the study of human rights in Legal Studies Stage 6. The language is accessible and the information current. The information about the CRC specifically is outstanding, with a thorough account of the issues in a way that will not overwhelm students. The site’s PDF documents are very useful, in particular the summary of the CRC Articles. The site is well set out and very easy to navigate. Overall, it is a highly instructive resource for both student and teacher use. J. Alvarado
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Children – Civil rights
PUBLISHER: UNICEF, USA
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [341.4] SCIS 1285298

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Cyberschoolbus: United Nations Global teaching and Learning Project (external website)
Designed for students, this huge and fascinating site presents an instructive and interactive database of educational resources across KLAs. The site’s multilingual information includes a comparison of statistical data on UN member states, news reports, core treaties, and briefing papers on significant world issues such as water. A UNwebcast shows meetings and gives a virtual tour of the UN and its facilities. Model UN headquarters shows students how to set up a UN club. Ask an ambassador has a Q&A format, and is an interesting Languages resource which currently includes student questions and responses from the Chinese and Russian ambassadors. Other student contributions onsite include art and written works. With its student friendly design, contemporary content and interactive material, the site has particular reference to the Geography 7–10 Unit: Global issues and the study of World order in Geography Stage 6. A. Fisher
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: HSIE; Languages
SYLLABUS: Arabic 7–10; Chinese 7–10; French 7–10; Geography 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6; Russian 7–10; Spanish 7–10
SCIS SUBJECTS: Children – Civil rights; Citizenship; Discrimination; Human rights; Peace; Poverty; United Nations
PUBLISHER: United Nations CyberSchoolBus
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [306] SCIS 1074219

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Data protection principles (external website)
The eleven principles that form the Data Protection Principles are outlined at this site. Developed by the Office of the New South Wales Privacy Commissioner, these principles are applied when advice is sought or complaints are investigated in organisations not covered by the Information Protection Act. The site provides links to the information on privacy issues in regard to personal email, video surveillance, and telephone calls in the workplace. This is a useful site, providing relevant information for study of the social and ethical issues of the Information Processes and Technology: Stage 6 syllabus. C. Webber
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE; TAS
SYLLABUS: Information Processes & Technology Stage 6; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Electronic data processing – Law and legislation; Privacy, Right of
KEYWORDS: Privacy
PUBLISHER: NSW Attorney General's Department, Sydney
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [323.44] SCIS 1086267

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Global voices (external website)
This site distils some of the more credible output of 100 million webloggers into an alternative global newscast. Hosted by the Harvard law school, a team facilitates collecting, synthesising, translating and republishing blogs in 16 languages for the site. It aims to promote freedom of expression and counterbalance dominant English speaking corporate media. North America and western Europe are not included. Navigation features selection by area, country or themes. Maps indicate the numbers of articles from each country and related items appear as sidebars. Having more credibility than most blogs, this site effectively utilises the internet’s potential to give voice to the voiceless. G. Spindler
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Economics Stage 6; Legal Studies Stage 6; Society & Culture Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Current events; Journalism; Social problems; Weblogs
PUBLISHER: Global Voices, USA
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [361.1] SCIS 1382430

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Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (external website)
(external website)The areas of Disability rights, Human rights, Racial discrimination, and Sex discrimination form the main part of this informative site. Very recent events are given prominence on the home page, making the site topical for student researchers. Information for teachers provides cross-curriculum modules of work with links to the NSW curriculum. The modules have considered aspects such as Quality Teaching, syllabus outcomes, critical literacy, and numeracy skills. Teachers can join the mailing list for updates on student competitions and initiatives such as Harmony Day, order free resources for the classroom, and explore research links regarding human rights. Information for students promises replies to any questions emailed to the commission. J. Webber
USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional
KLA: CA; English;HSIE
SYLLABUS: Aboriginal Studies 7–10; Aboriginal Studies Stage 6; Commerce 7–10; Creative Arts K–6; English K–6;HSIE K–6; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Aboriginal peoples; Civil rights; Social justice
PUBLISHER: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [305] SCIS 978999

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The law and you (external website)
Information and types of support available through this agency will be useful for the core study Groups in context in the Community and Family Studies Stage 6 syllabus. How legal aid can assist provides advice about services related to family law, child support, domestic violence, and mental health. A wide range of issues including Aboriginal people, Discrimination, and Young people is found in Legal topics A-Z.Descriptions of Recent cases are clear with appropriate jargon. Koori links has many suggested contacts to government, educational, and Aboriginal organisations. The site will help students identify the needs and resources available to support specific groups within the community, and to examine how that support works in practice. J. Hawkes
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE; PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Community & Family Studies Stage 6; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Legal aid – New South Wales
PUBLISHER: Legal Aid Commission of NSW
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [362.5] SCIS 1164950

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Lawlink NSW: NSW Attorney General's Department (NSW Government, Law, Attorney General) (external website)
A range of relevant, readable and easily accessible information supports both the Law component of the Commerce: 7-10 syllabus and the Preliminary topic, The legal system for the Legal Studies: Stage 6 syllabus. In Community info, Your Rights includes those of an individual and those in specific contexts and Going to court describes procedures used for incidents including crime, credit, family and accidents. Student Resources gives explanation and links to relevant acts under The legal system, Crime and the law, Environment and the law, Family and the law and Employment and the law.. J. Hawkes
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Commerce 7-10; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Law- New South Wales
KEYWORDS: Court; crime; disabilities; legal aid
PUBLISHER: NSW Attorney General’s Department
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [349.944] SCIS 1062584

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Lawstuff: know your rights (external website)
Aimed specifically at young people, the site outlines legal issues they may encounter. Law topics contains 38 issues ranging from the typical Alcohol and cigarettes, Driving and Trade unions, to more unusual topics such as the Domestic violence, Criminal law and Workers compensation. Lawtoons give a comic interpretation and could assist in the teaching and learning of Life Skills students as well as providing creative follow-up learning activities. The News is an excellent source of up-to-date legal information. The site’s information is well presented, accessible for a range of abilities and, by selecting their state, students can investigate issues relevant to NSW. It is an extremely valuable resource for the Commerce 7–10 Topics: Law and society and Employment issues, as well as a good starting point for the Legal Studies Stage 6 Topics: The individual and the law, Family and Workplace. J. Alvarado
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Commerce 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Adolescents in Australia – Civil rights; Adolescents in Australia – Law and legislation; Law – Australia
PUBLISHER: National Children’s & Youth Law Centre, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [342.94] SCIS 1058959

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Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) (external website)
ABSTRACT
Written for students, the site has several sections applicable to Legal Studies Stage 6. The Legal studies research guide (external website) is designed for students preparing for the HSC and the LIAC crime library is a guide to criminal cases for use in schools. Students can register with the State Library of NSW to access Law journals to your desk andNewspaper searching from home (external website)on the site. The latter uses ANZ Newsstand. How to find a law report at the State Library of NSW is shown in Case citation. The site also has a selected list of key Law journals held at the State Library, and information for students going on to study law at university. There are also excellent links to information concerning a variety of legal issues on the Home page.
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Law – NSW; Legal Information Access Centre
PUBLISHER: State Library of NSW
REVIEW DATE 12/03/12 [349.944] SCIS 1343042

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Money stuff! (external website)
This site contains a wealth of information and activities for students. In conjunction with the Centre for Learning Innovation, the site has a focus on consumer issues, and it is connected to Commerce 7–10 with many explicit syllabus links. Of particular interest are the sections Just the facts, the Money stuff challenges and Teachers’ resources. The former provides useful and accessible information about financial, consumer ,and work issues, with references to legislation and external links where more information can be found. The Money stuff challenges include practical activities for students to work through, such as buying a mobile phone and applying for a job. Teaching resources includes a game about clever shopping and a range of downloadable videos. J .White
USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Commerce 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6; Retail Services Curriculum Framework Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Finance, Personal; Life skills
PUBLISHER: NSW Dept. of Fair Trading, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 01/02/10 [332.024] SCIS 1036037

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National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander education website (external website)
An astounding collection of resources for schools, this site is a gateway to the Internet for students and teachers learning about Aboriginal Australia, and for Aboriginal learning. The site’s homepage is a remarkable testament to the diversity of subjects, issues and topics that exist online. A comprehensive list of over 800 keywords allows easy access to research topics, including historical and contemporary material. Black Anzac: a resource collection choice is especially intriguing. Teaching Aboriginal languages is a useful national compilation of material. This site’s material has been selected as being appropriate for structured learning environments, as opposed to general learning. The site is well worth investigation by HSIE teachers in particular. A. Playford
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Community Professional
KLA: English; HSIE; Languages
SYLLABUS: Aboriginal Languages K–10; Aboriginal Studies 7–10; Aboriginal Studies Stage 6; English 7–10; History 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6; Society & Culture Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Aboriginal peoples; Aboriginal studies
PUBLISHER: NATSIEW, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [305.89] SCIS 995837

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National crime prevention (external website)
Prevention of violence and crime through collaboration with government, business and community sectors is the focus of this NCP initiative. The Priority Areas will be relevant and of interest for the focus study Crime as well as additional focus studies for the Legal Studies: Stage 6 syllabus. Publications, reports and fact sheets on various topics are available to be downloaded as PDF files. Each section contains links to other predominantly government sites, containing further specific information and statistics. These would need to assessed for curriculum relevance. J. Hawkes
USER LEVEL: Stage 6
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Crime prevention
KEYWORDS: Crime
PUBLISHER: Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [364.4] SCIS 1062582

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NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (external website)
Anti-discrimination laws, Speeches by the Anti-Discrimination Board, and Media releases, are some of the resources on this concise and readable site. Equal employment opportunities (EEO) and affirmative action is especially useful for understanding government policies, and personal rights and responsibilities, for the Community and Family Studies Stage 6 syllabus option, Individuals and work. This section has a good overview of workplace issues, and it identifies groups that may be discriminated against. Also in this section, Your right to a fair go details practical advice on countering Discrimination, Harassment, and Vilification. Your rights to a fair go at school supports anti bullying programs, as well as aspects of the Legal Studies Stage 6 syllabus. All information is supported with links to more detailed accounts. J. Hawkes
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE; PDHPE
SYLLABUS: Community & Family Studies Stage 6; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Discrimination – Law and legislation;
Equality – Law and legislation; Law – New South Wales; Sexual harassment
PUBLISHER: Anti-Discrimination Board, NSW
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [353.4] SCIS 1158232

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Parliamentary education office (external website)
Excellent resources for aspects of civics and citizenship education are easily located on this site. Kids view explores concepts of representation, law making, democracy, as well as a look at parliament's treasures. Site users learn about the constitution, roles of members of Parliament and steps in introducing, debating and passing a bill. The parliamentary system, with its basis in the constitution and its role in legal processes, is clearly explained, providing perspective for the Preliminary course topic, The legal system for the Legal Studies: Stage 6 syllabus. J. Hawkes
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Commerce 7-10; History 7-10; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Australia. Parliament; Australia-Politics and government
KEYWORDS: Federation; parliamentary
PUBLISHER: Parliament of Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [328.94] SCIS 1018522

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Population flows: immigration aspects 2006–07 edition (external website)
ABSTRACT
The online version of Population flows: immigration aspects, contains information on Australia’s population growth through immigration. The site is laid out in PDF chapters. Chapters are: Population growth and international movement; Migration program; Temporary entry; Humanitarian program; New Zealand movement; Economics of immigration; Settlement and cultural diversity and Migration flows to the states. Chapters can be downloaded in their entirety or the sections listed can be opened as separate PDF files. Written, statistical and graphical information is presented. Where migrants come from, the places they settle, their skills, cultural background, and the economic benefits of migration are some of the areas of focus.
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Economics Stage 6; Geography Stage 6; Legal Studies Stage 6; Society & Culture Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Australia – Immigration and emigration – Statistics; Australia – Population – Statistics
PUBLISHER: Dept. of Immigration and Citizenship, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [304.8] SCIS 1393172

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The Roseanne Beckett website (external website)
The site highlights the perceived injustices that Roseanne Beckett (previously Roseanne Catt) faced at the hands of the judicial system. Beckett, charged with attempting to murder her husband, subsequently spent 10 years in gaol. The site contains a variety of scanned documents, including selected Media reports, Judgment excerpts, and a Letter from DPP, that may be of interest to those studying the Stage 6 Legal Studies Topic: Crime, if used in conjunction with further impartial information. The site could also be of interest to teachers who wish to demonstrate the effect of gender based power and authority, both for and against Beckett, in the Society and Culture Depth Study: Equality and difference. The site is fairly amateurish in nature and there are some broken links. J. Alvarado
USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Legal Studies Stage 6; Society & Culture Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Victims of crimes – Autobiography
PUBLISHER: R. Beckett, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [362.8] SCIS 1383744

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Scam watch (external website)
The site assists consumers and small businesses to recognise and report scams and to proactively protect themselves against fraud. Regularly updated, it details 15 types of scams that consumers maybe be subject to, including the student relevant Chain letters and pyramid scams, Mobile phone scams and Job & employment scams. The site ties in perfectly with syllabus requirements and the study of consumer protection in the Commerce 7–10 Topic: Consumer choice. It would also be extremely useful for the Legal Studies Stage 6 Option: Consumers. The site provides a number of easy-to-read case studies covering a range of issues. Excellent examples of explicit scam letters are provided in PDF format in the section See a scam, which could provide a base for some interesting teaching and learning activities. The site is extremely well set out and easy for students to navigate. J. Alvarado
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Commerce 7–10; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Consumer protection; Fraud; Swindlers and swindling
PUBLISHER: Australia Competition and Consumer Commission
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [381.3] SCIS 1145296

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The Treasury: Commonwealth Department of the Treasury, Australia (external website)
In addition to providing economic information on Australia, an outline of the structure, roles and functions of the Department of the Treasury is provided. This is useful when examining Government in the Commerce syllabus. Economic and legal information pertaining to the financial management of Australia is the focus of the site. Links to the Commonwealth of Australia budget would be imperative in the Economics Stage 6 syllabus. Other economic data includes: GDP; CPI; labour costs; business taxation; foreign investment; and other quarterly statistics. An outstanding site that is easy to navigate, this is worthwhile resource. A. Frost
USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
KLA: HSIE
SYLLABUS: Business Studies Stage 6; Commerce 7-10; Economics Stage 6; Legal Studies Stage 6
SCIS SUBJECTS: Australia – Economic policy; Budget – Australia; Finance – Australia; Monetry policy – Australia; Treasury
PUBLISHER: Commonwealth Department of The Treasury, Australia
REVIEW DATE: 12/03/12 [352.40994] SCIS 1013382

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