Being a responsible citizen in today’s world


Every day stories of governments, politicians, law enforcers, law makers and law breakers appear in the news.

Help your students become informed and engaged citizens who understand the importance of Australia’s systems of law and government, how they operate and how they affect the lives of citizens.

Using the latest breaking news and providing opportunities for critical analysis, this pack will enrich student understanding through an integrated curriculum approach.

  • Explore events and issues in politics and law.
  • Investigate current examples of government in action, politicians and political parties.
  • Explore the links between politics and law across different levels of government, including how and why laws are created and enforced.
  • Examine current court cases to underline key concepts of civics and citizenship.
  • Develop critical and media literacy skills by examining how the media reports on politics and law.

What's Included?

  • Up to 35 student workbooks
  • Delivery of up to 35 copies of The West Australian for ten days; and
  • Comprehensive teacher notes and student activities, linked to the WA Curriculum – available only to subscribing teachers.
Click here to see a sample of this program:
Delivery Conditions

Orders must be placed before 12pm Friday for deliveries during the following school week.

  • For urgent delivery requests (during the current school week), phone (08) 9482 3717 or email Please note that a $10 surcharge will apply for each class set delivered.


This program is part of News Unplugged series

News unplugged

Current events, how news works, and critical and media literacy…

Choose from our range of subscription programs for primary school classrooms, with integrated links to the WA Curriculum in English, HASS and Media Arts.

In these programs, the newspaper becomes a ‘living textbook’ for students who can investigate, highlight, cut and paste from the newspaper to complete the activities in their own workbook. Each double-page spread in the student workbooks relates to that day’s news. No photocopying is required!

The activities are designed to enable students to become critical consumers of news. Through completing the activities, students will develop the skills to consider, question, inquire and challenge reported news stories. Media Education encourages students to become informed citizens of global issues considering multiple perspectives before generating their own ideas and opinions.

Comprehensive teacher notes with links to WA Curriculum are also provided with each program. Each order includes a class set of up to 35 copies of The West Australian for 10 days, and flexible delivery options are available – order every day for two school weeks, two delivery days for five weeks, or one day per week for the term. And it’s economical – the total cost for teachers is just $20.

Additional Resources

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