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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #720 on: November 12, 2011, 09:38:44 pm »
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Outline the role of VCAT. (2 marks)
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal plays an integral role in resolving civil disputes, alongside the courts. It operates in parallel with courts to contribute to an effective legal system in that it specialises in particular types of disputes such as in the Residential Tenancies List. Further, they are less formal such as members taking an active role in proceedings, and are generally less expensive than court with a low filing fee of $37.

Note: Is this enough for 2 marks? Not actually sure how to answer this question. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #721 on: November 12, 2011, 10:02:02 pm »
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For 2 marks i'd say you're right on the money.
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #722 on: November 12, 2011, 10:09:29 pm »
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Cheers, and LOL. Also, have you seen any other questions relating to VCAT that aren't about dispute resolution methods and evaluating them, or about the strengths and weaknesses of VCAT/court?
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #723 on: November 12, 2011, 10:20:44 pm »
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Cheers, and LOL. Also, have you seen any other questions relating to VCAT that aren't about dispute resolution methods and evaluating them, or about the strengths and weaknesses of VCAT/court?
I'm not sure about others, but personally, what you listed seem to be the only kind of questions i've been coming across, and the study design just says:
• the role of VCAT
• dispute resolution methods used by courts and VCAT, including mediation, conciliation, arbitration
and judicial determination
• strengths and weaknesses of dispute resolution methods used by courts and VCAT
• strengths and weaknesses of the way courts and VCAT operate to resolve disputes.

So going by this those are the only questions you can be asked.

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #724 on: November 13, 2011, 12:25:31 am »
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In which court would a case for manslaughter be heard?? Would it be the County Court or the Supreme Court (trial division)??

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #725 on: November 15, 2011, 12:51:50 pm »
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In which court would a case for manslaughter be heard?? Would it be the County Court or the Supreme Court (trial division)??

Thanks :)

The Supreme Court. :)

The County Court can't hear any murder-related offences.

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #726 on: February 18, 2012, 11:07:39 am »
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Explain the principles of representative government and responsible government. How effective do you think the Commonwealth Government is in achieving these ideals? 6 marks

Would anyone be able to help me with this question? I understand the principles and that, but dont understand what to write for the second part of the question!

Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #727 on: February 18, 2012, 11:38:24 am »
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Explain the principles of representative government and responsible government. How effective do you think the Commonwealth Government is in achieving these ideals? 6 marks

Would anyone be able to help me with this question? I understand the principles and that, but dont understand what to write for the second part of the question!

Thanks in advance! :)

Any time you see the word 'effective' you want to think strengths and weaknesses (basically).

- One way representative government is achieved effectively.
- One way it's not.
- Very short 'overall' conclusion.

- Same with responsible government.

For example: Representative government is achieved because we have a strong democracy in which almost all adults are entitled to vote, and are able to make educated decisions in elections because of their freedom of political communication. Parliamentary debates are also open to the public and media, so voters can see whether MPs are representing their views effectively and MPs can be voted out at regular elections if the majority is not happy with their performance. The system is not perfect, however, as often the government can try to please the majority at the expense of making the best decisions on behalf of the environment or the whole country - but ultimately that means the success of representative government comes down to whether we the voters tell our representatives to do the right things.
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #728 on: March 08, 2012, 01:11:19 am »
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In breaking down that question I would probably allocate 2 marks for explanation and 4 for the evaluation.

You're basically being asked to what extent the Federal Government achieves those principles.

4 points. Effective/ Not Effective for each principle.

Poorly worded question which I doubt you'd find in a VCAA exam, but nevertheless, always good to practise tricky questions.
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #729 on: May 19, 2012, 07:38:58 pm »
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Hi, wondering if i average approximately 90% in legal sacs and exam what score would i be looking at?
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #730 on: May 31, 2012, 03:50:11 pm »
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I'm just wondering if anyone had 2 or 3 examples for a case where a precedent was reversed (case was appealed, taken to a higher court and decision as well as precedent set reversed). In Justice and Outcomes the example is the Queen v. Klamo case, but there was no precedent set in this case.

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #731 on: July 10, 2012, 03:47:49 pm »
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Could somebody please explain the different kinds of appeals:

Point of law
Question of fact
Convicton/sentence

What do these mean in terms of appeals? Thanks :)

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #732 on: July 14, 2012, 01:37:56 pm »
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im still so confused over judicial determination in relation to courts vcat

is JUDICIAL DETERMINATION = ARBITRATION ?



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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #733 on: July 14, 2012, 04:31:03 pm »
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im still so confused over judicial determination in relation to courts vcat

is JUDICIAL DETERMINATION = ARBITRATION ?

This thread should help: What is judicial determination?
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #734 on: July 15, 2012, 04:44:31 pm »
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strength and weakness of third party in ADR methods >?