Australian Legal System And Laws! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Australian Legal System And Laws! Trivia Facts Quiz

Australian Legal System and Laws are based on parliamentary democracy, and the constitution was introduced in the year 1901. As a law student, just how much do you know about the law and do you understand all the system and laws? The quiz below is designed to see how much you know. Give it a shot and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 2 functions of the law are:
    • A. 

      Law and Order

    • B. 

      Social Cohesion and Social Progress

    • C. 

      Social Media and Social Cohesion

    • D. 

      Public and Private

  • 2. 
    An example of Public law is:
    • A. 

      Criminal Law

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Contract Law

  • 3. 
    Negligence is an example of:
    • A. 

      Private Law

    • B. 

      Public Law

    • C. 

      Adminstration Law

  • 4. 
    A Bill is a:
    • A. 

      Bank Note

    • B. 

      Proposed Law

    • C. 

      An expense

  • 5. 
    Australia is a:
    • A. 

      Constitutional Monarchy

    • B. 

      Unitary Monarchy

    • C. 

      Dictatorship

  • 6. 
    The three branches of the Australian Legal System are:
    • A. 

      Legislature, Government, Judges

    • B. 

      Legislature, Executive, Judges

    • C. 

      Legislature, Executive, Judiciary

  • 7. 
    The three elements required to prove a case of negligence are:
    • A. 

      A Duty of Care is owed. The Duty of Care has been breached. Injury/Damage has occured because of that breach.

    • B. 

      A Duty of Care is owed. The Duty of Care has been breached. No Injury or Damage needs to occur.

    • C. 

      A Duty of Care is owed. The Duty of Care does not have to be breached. Injury/Damage has occured.

  • 8. 
    Donohue v Stevenson was a landmark case for Negligence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A citation for a civil case would be: Police v Gorman
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The highest court in Australia is:
    • A. 

      Federal Magistrates Court

    • B. 

      Privy Council

    • C. 

      High Court

  • 11. 
    The two source of law are __________________ and ____________________
  • 12. 
    The Doctrine of the Separation of Powers refers to the separation of the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. It provides a checks and balances so that no one branch has more power than another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Parliament can change the Australian Constitution at anytime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The rights of an accused person include:
    • A. 

      The right to a trial by jury, the right to the presumption of innocence

    • B. 

      The right to legal representation, the right to legal aid

    • C. 

      The right to the presumption of innocence, the right to bail

  • 15. 
    To be Prime Minister of Australia you must have a Law Degree
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The House of Representatives has _____________ members and the Senate has _________________ senators
  • 17. 
    Who enacts/amends Acts?
    • A. 

      Julia Gillard

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      Parliament

  • 18. 
    The formal stage of debate where the Minister responsible for the Bill gives a speech explaining the Bill and there is a debate on the general principles of the Bill is known as the:
    • A. 

      First Reading

    • B. 

      Second Reading

    • C. 

      Third Reading

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