FREE POSTERS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
The Rule of Law Education Centre provides Australian teachers with posters free of charge for classroom use. Teachers can either download a copy of the free posters below or can join our mailing list and receive copies of selected posters for free.
The next mailout with be in January 2022 and include these A2 posters.
The Rule of Law in Australia
The Rule of Law is a legal tradition in Australian society. At its simplest it requires that we have just laws that are followed and enforced.While the law and the needs of society change, the rule of law principles as seen in the Rule of Law wheel remains the same: it promotes freedom from tyranny by ensuring checks and balances on the use of power.
Australia Day 2022
Australia is one of the most successful democracies in the world – and historically, achieved in record time! Australia Day provides a great opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate shared values, such as respect, inclusion, responsibility, and equality.
EUREKA! Shaping Australian Values and Democratic Rights
Australia Day also provides an opportunity for Australians to remember the events at Ballarat where the Eureka Stockade occurred in 1854. It was during this time that Australians fought to have a voice in who will govern us. It was a collective effort, that lost the battle against the colonial troops on Sovereign Hill, but ultimately led to legislative reforms. The diggers came together and demanded respect, equality, and fair representation in government – the very same democratic beliefs all Australians value today.
The Instructions 1788
The new governor had quite the challenge before him. How was he going to create a new colony with so many convicts and ensure they are treated equally and fairly?
He’s going to need some help.
Civics and Citizenship
Posters have been created for both primary and secondary classrooms to help students easily understand basic concepts of governance, freedoms and society. Click on the below images to be taken to the Poster PDF.
The Australian Constitution
This poster summarises the 4 areas of the Constituion: Democracy, Separation of Powers, Division of Powers and the rule of law
Division of Powers
This poster explains the Division of powers between the Commonwealth Government and the States and Territories.
Forms of Government
This poster explains different roles and responsibilities in a democracy where people vote in representatives to make laws on their behalf
The Five Main Forms of Governance POSTER
There are five main forms of governance that reflect a set of characteristics that can be found in all types of government around the world today. This poster is an excellent digital classroom resource that has been designed for a Smartboard presentation, showing the difference between a democratic society when compared with an autocratic regime.
NSW Parliament: Bicameral System
This poster explains different roles and responsibilities of the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament in NSW
Presumption of Innocence
This poster explains the main principles of the presumption of innocence and the implications of these principles
Australian Executive Government POSTERS
These POSTERS have been created to help your students understand the difference between the Federal Executive Council, The Cabinet, and the National Cabinet.
Which of these bodies have the responsibility of acting as one of the three branches of power, according to the Australian Constitution?
How has the National Cabinet played a role in managing crisis during the 2020 pandemic?
These are important questions your students should be able to answer. Understanding the parameters of how these groups operate is part of maintaining ‘responsible’ governance.
Learning from the achievements and mistakes of the past, can help build a safe and cohesive society into the future, for all Australians