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Question 1: Australia is signatory to a number of international conventions, including International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the ________, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
SlaveryRacismConvention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against WomenReligious intolerance

Question 2: They chose to treat New Holland as ________, meaning an uninhabited land open for settlement.
United StatesExclusive Economic ZoneTerra nulliusAustralia

Question 3: [1] Influenced by contemporary ideas of international law and private ownership, the British regarded the ________ as being too primitive to have lawful possession of the Australian continent.
Indigenous peoples by geographic regionsEuropeIndigenous peoplesAfrica

Question 4: The Australian States did not participate in the conferences leading up to the ________ 1931, which provided that no British Act should be deemed to extend to the dominions without the consent of the dominion.
Australia Act 1986Act of Settlement 1701Statute of Westminster 1931Australian Constitution (Public Record Copy) Act 1990

Question 5: For example, the doctrine of the famous case of ________ from which the modern negligence law derived, was treated as being latent already within the common law at the time of reception.
Donoghue v StevensonScots lawCaparo Industries plc v DickmanTort

Question 6: The most important law of Australia is the ________, which describes Australia's system of constitutional monarchy, and forms the basis for the government of Australia.
Monarchy of AustraliaConstitution of AustraliaParliament of AustraliaConstitutional history of Australia

Question 7: The Australia Act represented an important symbolic break with Britain, emphasised by ________'s visit to Australia to sign the legislation personally.
British Royal FamilyElizabeth II of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United KingdomMonarchy of the United Kingdom

Question 8: All of the ________ that are self-governing are separate jurisdictions, and have their own system of courts and parliaments.
Constitution of AustraliaStates and territories of AustraliaAustralian court hierarchyParliament of Australia

Question 9: The law of Australia consists of the Australian common law (which is based on the ________), federal laws enacted by the Parliament of Australia, and laws enacted by the Parliaments of the Australian states and territories.
English lawScots lawNorthern Ireland lawContemporary Welsh Law

Question 10: In 1976, the ________ came into existence, exercising jurisdiction mainly under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).
Constitution of AustraliaFamily Court of Western AustraliaFamily Court of AustraliaAustralian family law


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