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Law of Public Governance (11290.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



    The unit explores the law of public governance (from to the delivery of services and the recognition of entitlements to the regulation of markets) in contemporary Australia. It offers an understanding of government as shaping the private sector (e.g. through consumer protection and investment frameworks) and as accountable under law in provision of services and recognition of entitlements.

    This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.

    Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and explain governance of the state's delivery of services and recognition of entitlements in terms of legal systems, principles and processes;

    2. Analyse the nature of the state in shaping society and the economy through regulation;

    3. Analyse and categorise issues in key debates about the nature of public governance in contemporary Australian society; and

    4. Demonstrate proficiency in research, analysis and communication skills relating to the nature of law, society and government.

    Contact Hours

    One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour seminar (featuring problem-based learning and interactive workshop) on campus per week.


    Students must have passed 36 credit points of study including one of the following: 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice OR 11220 Business Law.



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