Write a submission to ONE of the inquiries listed below. The inquiry topic MUST be the same as used in Assessment 2: Case Study unless you have negotiated a change of with your tutor. As per Assessment 2: Case Study, your submission MUST respond to AT LEAST ONE of the "terms of reference" listed in the inquiry. To review the "terms of reference" refer to the folder at the bottom of the page.
Us this topic - Parliamentary Inquiry into Sexual assault and Justice
Terms of Reference (Pick at least one):
A case study for this topic might be a media or legal report of a person who has been sexually assaulted and tried to engage the justice system.
Your submission should be structured as follows:
The introduction should include:
Top of Form
Bottom of Form
This section must provide the appropriate context that will guide your analysis of the terms of reference. The background section should explain the broad issue and relevant social context.cv
In this section, you must:
Theory and evidence relevant to the inquiry/terms of reference.Your arguments should be based on responding directly to at least one of the "terms of reference" (you can address more than one). This section should contain the relevant research and analysis that informs your position on the issues raised in the "terms of reference". This should include engagement with the set readings from the course, the suggested readings from the assessment folder, and your own independent research. This should not simply be a listing of research on the topic. You must present relevant research and analyse the significance of that evidence. This means you need to explain what the research means in connection to your argument about the "term of reference" and its connection to your theoretical position on the issue.
This section should:
This section should:
What is a submission to a parliamentary inquiry?
When there is an issue of public concern, a parliamentary committee can be formed to inquire into the topic. Such inquiries usually result in a report to the Parliament.
As part of an inquiry, a committee seeks the views of those who may have an interest in the topic of the inquiry. A committee may do this in a number of ways such as through public hearings, including in the form of roundtables, workshops and community statement sessions. But most commonly, a committee asks for written submissions addressing the terms of reference and then proceeds to public hearings.
Most inquiries have terms of reference, which set out the matters to be considered by the committee. The terms of reference will be available on the committee’s website.
Who Can make a submission to an Inquiry?
Any member of the general public or organisation can make a submission. Researchers, practitioners, and organisations often make submissions to inquiries that relate to their field.
Why make a submission?
Public submissions helps inform parliamentary inquiries understand what individuals, the community, and people in the field think about an issue. Submissions may also help the committee
when making its recommendations to Government. In a real parliamentary inquiry, your submission may be quoted or referred to in the final parliamentary report. Most submissions are made
public and published on the webpage advertising the inquiry. In this case though, only your markers will see your drafted submission.
Writing a submission
The Parliament of Australia offers the following advice on writing submissions to committee inquiries:
The best submissions: