Help Australians know and value the rule of law
Australia’s Magna Carta Institute is a not-for- profit organisation that teaches Australians about the Magna Carta and its underlying principles of the rule of law. It has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Donation of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers.
A society that supports the rule of law is not one composed of uncritical and obedient citizens; rather it is one whose citizens understand and respect just laws, are aware of their function, know how to engage with them constructively and how to challenge them as needed, within the appropriate mechanisms and institutions.
– United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
We provide Australian school students with non-partisan, syllabus relevant and contemporary resources together with our signature Law Day Out Excursion Program. Our resources encourage a culture of lawfulness within the Australian community where students not only support the rule of law in theory but are engaged in supporting and upholding its operation.
When a society becomes comfortable and complacent, past fundamental principles are commonly forgotten and their significance lost, and it is no different with the rule of law.
Rule of Law Education seeks to explain to high school students why the rule of law is important and students are asked to critically analyse legislation and the work of the legal system using the filter of rule of law principles.
Since we began teaching high school students and established our education based website, we have taught over 30,000 students throughout New South Wales and Queensland and have had over 1.5 million page views on our website. This is no mean feat for an Institute which relies solely on voluntary donations.
– Robin Speed, Founder
Please join with us as we help Australian students know and value the rule of law.
Your donation will assist us in providing these programs to more young people across Australia. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.