Issue 21
Monday, 04 December 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
A five-day Parliamentary Practice and Procedure intensive, coordinated by Law lecturer Jeswynn Yogaratnam, will be held at NT Parliament House
A five-day Parliamentary Practice and Procedure intensive, coordinated by Law lecturer Jeswynn Yogaratnam, will be held at NT Parliament House

Parliament gets intense for students

By Ellie Turner

Conventional classrooms are out, and immersive learning is in as more than 120 internal and external CDU students prepare for an intensive course at Northern Territory Parliament House.

Law lecturer and course coordinator Jeswynn Yogaratnam said the week-long Parliamentary Practice and Procedure intensive, from 15 - 19 January, 2018, would help students understand the principles of parliamentary democracy in modern Australia.

“This course will give students insight into the general and NT-specific procedural aspects of parliament, which are not usually covered in a Law degree,” he said.

“Students will examine cases where federalism and the powers of our legislatures have been tested in Australian courts; examine the sources of power of legislatures; and explore parliamentary proceedings.”

Clerk Assistant Chamber and Serjeant at Arms Sean O’Connor and Chief Parliamentary Counsel Andrew Jones will deliver the course.

Guest lecturers include Clerk of the NT Legislative Assembly Michael Tatham, NSW MLA Gareth Ward, and Tasmanian Parliament House of Assembly Second Clerk Assistant Todd Buttsworth.

For course enquiries, E: jeswynn.yogaratnam@cdu.edu.au