13 - Strengths: All bills go through a thorough debate &...

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Process: Strengths: Weaknesses: All bills go through a thorough debate discussion process in both houses, which individual members have an opportunity to voice their concerns on behalf of their constituents. If the govt. holds the majority in the LH of it could become a rubber stamp. This means that the bills pass automatically if govt. members vote on party lines, without allowing Debate may be adjourned to allow further By contrast, if the govt. doesn’t hold the strong opposition to the bill, then in order to secure the support of the opposition or minor parties in the UH the bill may be watered down The many stages a bill goes through in its passage through Parl. before it becomes law lessens the chance of unjust or unclear laws Being passed as flaws are likely to be identified
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course POL 13 taught by Professor Mrssmith during the Three '08 term at South Australia.

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