Nature of family
Legal rights and obligations of parents and children
Regular sex does not mean you're in a relationship, rules judge
Fears adoption could spark new stolen generation
Hurdles to adoption torn down
Our fear of adoptions is hurting vulnerable children.
Responses to problems in family relationships
Legal consequences of separation
Courier-Mail in hot water over custody case coverage
Family law expert reflects on sisters' Italy return
Net widens on family violence
A Matter of Life and Death
A shameful retreat in the battle against domestic violence
Beaten, homeless and powerless – we can do better than this
Concerns for child welfare with DoCS budget cuts
Terror left Sargun Ragi nowhere to hide - and she was killed by her estranged husband Avjit Singh
NSW domestic violence system overhauled.
Role of courts, etc
Family Law Early Intervention Service - Effective
Surrogacy and birth technologies
Booming surrogacy demand sparks exploitation fears
Paid surrogacy 'should be decriminalised'
The birth of a new era
Nile bill to ignite debate over abortion
Care and protection of children
Child Support Agency pardons parents
The nature of shelter
Shelter - Hot Topics. View...
Legal Studies - blog - Shelter. View...
Housing glossary. View...
An overview of the Shelter topic can be found on the legalstudies-notes.blogspot site. Read more...
Shelter NSW. View...
Legal remedies and protection associated with securing shelter
Redfern squatter seeks to take possession of terrace using arcane law.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has a very detailed webpage on shelter, homelessness and human rights. Read more...
Protection for Boarders and Lodgers. PPT on slide share from Legal Studies - The Apps. View...
What is Torrens Title?
Contemporary issues associated with shelter
Housing stress and the mental health and wellbeing of families
Another day poorer, deeper in debt
Australia's lost generation of buyers
Negative gearing fail
ACOSS deputy Tessa Boyd-Caine says social services at crisis point
Improving Housing Affordability in NSW
Australia does not have a housing shortage, but it has an affordable well-located housing shortage
Disparate groups slam Australia's housing affordability
National Housing Supply Council - Chapter 5 - Affordability
Housing Affordability Briefing Paper
Amsterdam to expel nuisance neighbours
More homeless despite $1 billion funding
Homelessness costs taxpayers 'millions'
Homelessness target under pressure
Housing, homelessness and human rights
Children and young people at risk of social exclusion: links between homelessness, child protection and juvenile justice
Hungary must retract law that makes homelessness a crime – UN experts
UN to test flat-pack shelters by IKEA
We all know how stressed students can get leading up to the Trial exams and the actual HSC. Thorough and well-planned preparation is one method to combat some of this stress.
So to that end, now is a good time to get students focused on preparing for the Trials. Below is attached a planner which steps the students through revision of the course by completing around half an hour study per day. I have used the topics of Shelter and Family, but you could easily replace these for topics that you have completed.
It is also a good idea to give students some ideas on how to study. Often, even some of my most capable students will say that they are not really sure of the study techniques to use. I also included a few ideas at the bottom of the file. I'm sure that you will have plenty more to add. Consider sharing some of your study ideas in the comments section.
See also: Revising for the Trial HSC - Geography
Young People and Crime - Hot Topics video
Study determines numbers of juveniles in detention
Judge backs raising the age of criminal responsibility to 12
Staving off kids' lives of crime
Lack of inmates shuts youth detention centre
Naming and shaming young offenders: reactionary politicians are missing the point
Internet Research task: Determine the effectiveness of Australian law in dealing with issues & remedies associated with alternative family arrangements.
It is imperative that you undertake genuine independent research and in particular you find relevant & current cases, statutes, treaties, statistics & media reports to support your understanding of this topic.
In your research play particular attention to
(a) What are alternative family arrangements?
(b)Why does the law respond differently to different arrangements and what changes have taken place in this area?
(c) The extent to which the law reflects moral & ethical standards.
Focus specifically on same sex and defacto relationships.
Present your research in both of the following ways:
- as notes in the research scaffold provided (this is evidence of your initial research and serves as part of your draft work).
- as a formally written response, properly referenced and with reference to current cases, media reports, etc.
Choose a conflict that has involved the use of child soldiers.
National Case Law
… related to the conflict
Congo 'Terminator' turns himself in to US embassy
ICC acquits Congolese warlord
Customary IHL - Practice Relating to Rule 136. Recruitment of Child Soldiers
Human rights: the basic rights and freedoms believed to belong justifiably to all human beings.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN in 1948, representing the first universal acceptance of the idea of human rights and becoming a reference point of all subsequent human rights treaties.
Define the following terms:
- inalienable right
- natural law
- universal suffrage
- universal education
- self determination
Human Rights links:
Human Rights Research Guide
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Articles about human rights.
Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and politicising the International Criminal Court
Passage of the ‘Excision Bill’ undermines human rights
Immigrant women 'forced' to perform sex acts in Sydney brothel, jury finds
Human Rights Watch
Discrimination bill mustn't die, says Human Rights Commission
North Korea dismisses UN human rights resolution
Human rights declaration dubbed useless
Postpone deeply flawed ASEAN Human Rights Declaration
Resurrecting the fight for a Charter of Rights
Eliminating human trafficking from the global business landscape
Prime Minister announces new program to combat human trafficking
Eliminating trafficking from the global business landscape
Exploitation of workers:
What is child labour?
Cocoa campaign: Stop Child and Forced Labour
Slaves to chocolate - New Internationalist
Bitter life of chocolate's child slaves
Video: Child Labor in the Coco Plantation
Deputy Principal at a Sydney high school. Coordinating author of the new Geoactive book series.
Student resource sites:
7-10 Geography pages have been retired due to the introduction of the new syllabus. The above links relate to current NSW syllabuses. All Commerce and Legal Studies resources have been moved onto this main site (search Commerce or Legal Studies below).