Return to DecisionMaker Publications main menu. Return to Guide contents page Meet the team. Using the DecisionMaker Guide site. Places on the web that interest us
Order your copy of the Guide or other DecisionMaker publications.
A directory of government agencies.
Exercises and worksheets for highschool students.
Link to the big picture
Link to How the law works
Link to How Parliament works Link to How government works


Search in DM

Introduction to social science
How to use the worksheets
NZ curriculum framework
How tutors participate
Centre for Citizenship Education
Worksheets
Year 9 & 10
Year 11 - 12

Worksheet 1:
Voting for your Member of Parliament
Worksheet 2: Choosing your preferred political party
Worksheet 3: Do you want New Zealand to be a Republic?
Worksheet 4:
How Government makes decisions
Worksheet 5:
Government expenditure
Worksheet 6:
Building a multicultural society
Worksheet 7:
Suggesting a law change to a Select Committee of Parliament
Worksheet 8:
Plan a visit to Parliament
Worksheet 9:
Choosing a class representative
Worksheet 10:
School Council nominations procedure
Worksheet 11:
Voting procedure
Worksheet 12:
National election
Worksheet 13:
The voting process

Worksheet 24: in development
Tonga-New Zealand 1950. Historical milestones , pictures, oral archive sound and transcipt
- resources for social science schools use

Worksheet 14:
Schools' guide to decisionmaking with its community
Worksheet 15:
Schools' guide to decisionmaking between Parliament & the community
Worksheet 16:
Schools' guide to voting, elections, parties and forming government
Worksheet 17:
Schools' guide to lawmaking
Worksheet 18:
Schools' guide to getting help from Parliament as a group or individual
Worksheet 19:
Schools' guide to information about Parliament & the community
Worksheet 20:
The Rule of Law
Worksheet 21:
Schools' guide to human rights
Worksheet 22:
Schools' guide to interaction between Parliament, Government, the Judiciary and the media
Worksheet 23: Join the Underage Voter's Campaign

 

 

Worksheet 7: Suggesting a law change to a Select Committee of Parliament

How laws are made and how New Zealanders get to have their say

  1. Discuss with your teacher which problem you think Parliament should have a law on. Decide which 'law reform' you will prepare to discuss with the 'Select Committee'.
  2. Divide the class into two.
  3. (10 min) One group will prepare to act as MPs, from all parties in Parliament, on the 'Select Committee'. It will consider the law reform topic you have chosen.
  4. (20 min) The other group divides into small teams. Elect a chairperson. Elect a secretary. Discuss ideas you want to propose on the law reform topic you have chosen. Help your secretary and chairperson write your submission for the Select Committee.

    For further reference
    See also:

    How laws are made
    How a bill becomes an act
    Reforming the law
    Health Select Committee inquiries into obesity and diabetes

  5. Your Select Committee meets. Each small team, in turn, presents its submissions to the Select Committee. The Select Committee members may ask questions which teams may answer.
  6. (10 min) The Select Committee chairperson leads discussion amongst committee members and sums up the consensus, or takes a vote, to report to Parliament on the proposed law reform.

 

 

 

 
   
   
   

Affiliated programs Sitemap Privacy Accessibility Terms of use

Search powered by Google New Zealand W3C HTML Guidelines

Copyright © 2006 Asia Pacific Economic News Ltd. All rights reserved. Users of the Guide are free to make copies or entire pages for personal or educational use, but not for commercial purposes. Copies of individual photos or ilustrations may not be made without the permission of the copyright holders. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use.