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SWK2112 Australian Politics and Policy
Credit Points: 15
This unit introduces students to the notion of government, beginning with competing theories about the state, its role and relationship to civil society. The unit provides an introduction to the political system in Australia, offering a detailed account of the structure of government (federal, state and local) and the differing legislative responsibilities, with reference to the Constitution. It explores the notion of democracy, parliament, party political process and responsible government. Students are encouraged to see the way in which different ideological positions influence the party political and parliamentary processes, with a focus on global, national and local social policy. A critical framework for the analysis of policies and policy development, including the diversity of influencing factors and stakeholders, is provided.

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K41Bachelor of Social Work - Bunbury
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013