The Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program (VSPP) consists of a series of student conventions, which provide students with opportunities to learn about Australia’s constitution and systems of government. Students learn through participation in informed, parliamentary style debates on a range of topics affecting Australia’s democracy. Schools from all sectors can opt-into the program to support the […]
This resource is designed to complement the publication Voices of Australia: 30 years since the Racial Discrimination Act. The activities allow for students to share ideas about each other, to explore their own family history and experiences of diversity, discrimination, race relations, friendships and signs of respect. A series of audio files have been developed […]
This resource will help students understand the issues around workplace discrimination. The activities include exploring different types of discrimination can occur at work – including on the basis of race, age, sex and disability – and the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. A video has been developed to complement the resource and activity […]
Understanding human rights is designed to help students understand basic human rights concepts, the origins of modern human rights, and how human rights apply to everyday life. The activities include exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights instruments.
Magna Carta has had an enduring legacy that has shaped the human rights and freedoms that all Australians enjoy today. In particular, Magna Carta advanced ideas of freedom, justice and the rule of law, principles which have become enshrined in our democracy. To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the Australian Human Rights Commission […]
The Story of Our Rights and Freedoms resources are designed to assist students in building a critical understanding of human rights and responsibilities, and to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to apply human rights in everyday life. These resources were developed in partnership with Cool Australia.