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8HCC - TERM 1: Democracy in action

Term 1 - Democracy in action, Australian identity, law in action, history overview and the significance of individuals

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BTN - What is democracy?

Some really important values also form the basis of our democracy here in Australia. We are guaranteed the freedom to express our views without getting into trouble, equal rights for people from all different backgrounds and the right to justice and a fair and independent trial.

The story of our freedom

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Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. Access and specific sign on details are available on the Hale Portal - Encyclopaedias page.

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

  • Easy-to-understand articles
  • Built-in research tool

Suggested articles include:

Does Australia need a charter of human rights

The 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

ClickView - Democracy in Australia : An introduction

ClickView: Democracy and the role of the individual

Suggested websites - Democracy

Suggested websites - Petitions

Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on these pages would look like:

Defining democracy n.d., Museum of Australian Democracy, ACT, accessed 20 February 2018, <>.

Government 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 20 February 2018, from

Hardyman, R 2017, What is democracy?, Raintree, Oxford.