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Voices of Australia - Activity sheet 5

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The laws and me

For each of the categories below, make a list of those rules and laws that are important for everyday living in a harmonious and respectful society.

Me (how I like to behave)

My community (eg. rules for sports teams, street parades, festivals, places of worship, events such as ANZAC day)

My family (rules of my house)

My state or territory (eg. rules/ laws that you know of)

My class (rules of the classroom)

NB. Not all schools and communities have the same rules/ codes of behaviour. Try to think of things that are unique to your school or class.

My country (laws that apply to all of Australia)

My world


Some examples needed to complete the activities above are:


  • respect the rules of the game
  • be nice to other people
  • no fighting with my brothers and sisters
  • respect for elders
  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1988 (Tasmania)
  • Racial Discrimination Act (Cth) 1975 (RDA)
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • clean my room before going out on the weekend
  • International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination 1965 (ICERD)
  • no running after the lunch bell
  • United Nations Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (UNDHR)
  • International Convention of Civil and Political Rights 1966 (ICCPR)
  • Convention of the Rights of the Child 1989 (CRC)
  • no drinking alcohol until 18 years of age.