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The draft shape paper for Civics and Citizenship is now available for national public consultation until Friday, 10 August 2012. 

 ACARA encourages all members of the Australian community to view and comment on this very important curriculum document. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians calls for the Australian Curriculum to ensure that all young people grow up to become active and informed citizens and the development of this learning area helps to further this goal. As proposed in the draft paper, students will learn about the importance as well as nature of our Parliamentary democracy, the rule of law, our diverse civic and political institutions, and the various ways in which members of society can participate and contribute.
To view the draft shapepaper, as well as submit feedback via an online questionnaire, click here (47).
Feedback will be used to develop the final Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship. This paper will then in turn guide the writing of the detailed Civics and Citizenship curriculum.

If you have any questions regarding the draft Shape paper, please feel free to contact ACARA in the first instance at

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