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1 REASONS WHY WE CHANGE THE LAW: SAC 1 PART 2 PREP

2 REASONS WHY WE CHANGE THE LAW: CHANGING VALUES- SOCIETY HAD DIFFERENT VALUES 100 YEARS AGO TO US NOWSOCIETYS VALUE HAVE CHANGED SO THE LAWS HAD TO CHANGE TO REFLECT THAT. OTHER EXAMPLES?

3 QUALITY OF LIFE MASSIVE CHANGES IN MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE LAWS, IF YOU GOT MARRIED 100 YEARS AGO, DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS WERE UNHEARD OF 30 YEARS AGO HOWEVER IT HAS CHANGED AND THEY ARE NOW RECOGNISED BY LAW

4 SOCIETY CHANGES SHOP TRADING: 1970 AND 1980S SHOPS WERE ONLY 9 TO 5 AND CLOSED ON WEEKENDS. NOW WHAT DO WE HAVE? BINGE DRINKING: LAWS ARE TRYING TO ADAPT EG 2AM NIGHTCLUB LOCKOUT. LAW IS ALSO TRYING TO ADAPT WITH THE ALCOPOP TAX ON PREMIXED DRINKS

5 TECHNOLOGY CHANGES: EG IVF, CYBER STALKING, VERY SOON YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR BABIES AS TECHNOLOGY CHANGES LAWS HAVE TO KEEP UP HOWEVER LAWS ARE SLOW AND IT WILL BE HARD FOR LAWS TO KEEP UP, EG KNOWN PEDOPHILES WERE TAKING PICTURES OF YOUNG CHILDREN AT THE POOLS

6 PROTECTION OF SOCIETY EG TERRORISM, DRUG TESTING OF DRIVERS, TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY THE LAW CHANGES COMPLUSARY HELMETS FOR BIKES-THE LAW CHANGED TO PROTECT ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE FROM HURTING THEMSELVES WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS- NOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE A WORKING WITH A CHILDRENS CHECK WITH POLICE CHECKS TO SEE IF U HAVE ANY OFFENCES OF A SEXUAL NATURE

7 PROTECTIONS OF RIGHTS DISCRIMINATION- A WHLIE AGO AN ARGUMENT OF MUSILM WOMEN WEARING HEAD SCARVES AT SCHOOL AND FOR THEIR ID FOR DRIVERS LICENCES DO NOT CALL REGISTER- THE LAW HAS CHANGED SO THAT IT IS ILLEGAL FOR GROUPS TO CALL YOU IF YOUR REGISITERED WITH THE DO NOT CALL, ONLY CHARITYS CAN DO THAT

8 FORMAL LAW REFORM BODIES AN OFFICIAL BODY THAT HAS BEEN CREATED ON PURPOSE AND ALWAYS EXISTS, PARLIAMENT LOOKS AT A LAW SO THEY ASK A LAW REFORM BODY TO LOOK INTO CHANGING THE LAW EG NSW HAD A MAJOR HEROIN PROBLEM SO THE LAW REFORM BODY INVESTIGATED THE ISSUE FOR THE NSW GOVT

9 TO INVESTIGATE AND RESEARCH HOW THE LAW CAN CHANGE WITH PARLIAMENT (DO THE GROUND WORK TO SEE IF THE LAW NEEDS TO BE CHANGED OR NOT) THEY GIVE A REPORT TO THE GOVERNMENT SAYING WHAT THEY BELIEVE SHOULD HAPPEN A LAW REOFRM BODY WAS GIVEN THE JOB TO RESEARCH HOW TO CHANGE THE LAW IN REGARDS TO BINGE DRINKING, THEY CAME BACK TO BRUMBY WITH RECOMENDATIONS ON WHAT SHOULD BE DONE

10 ALRC AUSTRALIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION – WORK FOR THE AUSTRALIAN FEDRAL PARILIAMENT WITH COMMONWEALTH ISSUES VICTORIAN LAW REFORM COMMITEE- WORK FOR THE VIC PARLIAMENT EG- THE COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE FIRES, THE LAW REFORM BODY IS LOOKING AT COMPULSARY CONCRETE BUNKERS FOR HOMES IN THAT AREA, THE VIC GOVT MIGHT SAY NO, THE COMMITEE IS RESEARCHING IT


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