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Unit Name/Code BUSINESS LAW ACC2003/ACC203

Assessment Type GROUP PRESENTATION


Assessment Number A3
Assessment Name RESEARCH GROUP PRESENTATION
Unit Learning Outcomes
Assessed 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Due Date and Time WEEK 11 – Tuesday 5 February 2019 in class
Weighting 20%
Assessment Description Each group (as previously formed for the Group Report) is required to
prepare a coherent Powerpoint presentation from the same topic of their
Group Report.

Each member will need to prepare 6 slides and be prepared to talk for 5
minutes of their parts.

The list of topics is provided on the last page.

Groups are asked to inform their teacher if any group member fail to turn up
to organised group meetings and/or fail to provide the whole group with their
share of the work at each group meeting.

Group members who hinder the progress and effectiveness of the rest of their
groups by non-attendance at meetings or attendance without their share of
the work progressed will be individually penalised.

How to give a good presentation:

1. Discuss the topic you have chosen and how to go about your
research as a group.
2. Meet several times to ensure your presentation as a group is
cohesive, interesting and informative. Portions of the topic will need
to be allocated to each member approximately equally, ensuring that
the whole topic is covered
3. Each member will need to prepare 6 slides. Time your part of the
presentation to ensure approximately 5 minutes.
4. Practice reciting your presentation on your own and as a group.
Reading will not achieve a pass mark.
5. Reasonable allowance will be made for language difficulties.
However, higher marks will be allocated to the students who are able
to concisely and clearly explain their portion without just reading
from the slides. This will show they have researched and
understood what they are presenting.
6. Innovative powerpoint presentations as a whole will also be
awarded.
7. Above all else, plagiarism will result in significant consequences
8. Reference and acknowledge all of your sources.
9. Have fun and be as creative as you like. This is your opportunity to
“inspire” your fellow students.

Detailed Submission Each group is to provide a COMPLETED copy of the following pages prior to
Requirements commencing their presentation.
.
Each group must email a copy of their presentation to their lecturer Celine
Adams (c.adams@aih.nsw.edu.au) on the evening prior to their presentation.
All presentations must include appropriate references, and
bibliographies.
Assessment
Section Requirements Weight 10% HIGH DISTINCTION CREDIT PASS FAIL
DISTINCTION 84-75% 74-65% 64-50% 49-0%
100-85%
Group Mark: 8

Individual Mark: 12

TOTAL MARK 20 Overall comments:


TOPIC:

Student name Student Number


1
2
3
4
5

GROUP MEETINGS:

Attendance:
Date: Student 1 Student 2 Student 3 Student 4 Student 5

Contribution:
Date: Student 1 Student 2 Student 3 Student 4 Student 5

Each group is required to submit one marking sheet. Your teacher will use this form to mark your
presentation/discussion and will return the form to you.
Category Grade Comments
Presentation  (Excellent)
 (Well done)
Group Mark

Content
 (Achieved)
 The content is well researched and  (Partly achieved)
relevant to the audience’s academic
and/or vocational needs/interests.  (Not yet achieved)
 The main points are clearly identified,  (Not attempted)
easy to follow and well developed.
Organisation

 The introduction captivates the attention


of the audience and clearly outlines the
purpose and structure of the
presentation/discussion.  (Excellent)
 The presentation progresses in a logical,  (Well done)
interesting way so that the audience can
easily follow the transitions between
 (Achieved)
topics and speakers.  (Partly achieved)
 (Not yet achieved)
 The conclusion clearly summarises the  (Not attempted
purpose and main points of the
presentation/discussion.

Delivery Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Speaker 5 Speaker 6


Name: Name: Name: Name: Name: Name:

 Verbal and non-


verbal ID: ID: ID: ID: ID: ID:
Individual Mark

communication is
appropriate for the
audience (i.e. clear,
audible voice,
articulate, well-
paced speech,
variation in
/6 /6 /6 /6 /6 /6
pitch/tone, confident
body language and
eye-contact, etc).

Research
Individual Mark

 References,
citations and
bibliographies used
and indicated the
student obtained
and read a wide
range of sources. /6 /6 /6 /6 /6 /6

Total mark:
/20 /20 /20 /20 /20 /20
BUSINESS LAW GROUP RESEARCH PRESENTATION TOPICS1

A The Law And Science/Technology

The Law has been, is being and will be affected by scientific and technological developments. Discuss this
impact and its importance from both the legal and society-impact aspects.

Your presentation should deal with all or most of these specific issues:

 the law and computer technology generally;

 the polygraph (ie lie detector test) – its present status at law and its likely future impact;

 DNA and its likely impact on issues such as the double jeopardy rule;

 IVF and the various implications of such aspects as (but not limited to) future use of frozen cells,
family law responsibility and effect, right of enquiry as to genetical background and/or other aspects
you consider relevant.

B. Copyright

Copyright has been a protection to the creator ‘under siege’, particularly through technological advancement and,
principally, the internet.

Explain the current legal situation with regard to copyright generally and examine either one area in detail or two
areas in less detail and report on

- the area/s’ impact on copyright or copyright’s impact on it;

- the likely effect with regard to copyright in Australia.

C. Piracy on the Internet

Discuss the problems the internet has ‘created’ with regard to piracy and improper material (eg child
pornography). Your discussion will include intellectual property rights with regard to music and
cybersquatting.

 What Government regulations, legal actions, technological intervention (such as blocking techniques) and
industry self-help have occurred or are occurring or proposed to deal with the problem (such as pay-for-
download)?

 Discuss the effectiveness or otherwise of these actions.

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D. Franchising

Outline the law with regard to Franchises in New South Wales, particularly with regard to the obligations
imposed on Franchisors.

In relation to Franchises, generally, discuss the following:

(a) Franchising in Australia generally – statistical analysis of overall numbers, successes and failures;
(b) The circumstances in which a business might consider franchising its business – and when it may be
best not to;
(c) The type of enquiries a prudent person should make in considering whether to buy into a Franchise.

E. Employment

Outline the law concerning employment including the following:


(a) The balance of law making power between the Commonwealth and the States;
(b) Specifically, the Commonwealth WorkChoices legislation;
(c) Dismissal of employees;
(d) Discrimination in the workplace.

F. Insurance

Outline the sources of insurance law and the making of insurance contracts generally.

Specifically, discuss:

(a) The concept of an “insurable interest”;


(b) The doctrine of “uberrimae fidei”;
(c) Indemnity;
(d) The doctrine of subrogation.

G. Negotiable Instruments/Cheques/Internet Banking

Advise the law in Australia including relevant legislation and cases with regard to:

(a) negotiable instruments generally, and bills of exchange and cheques specifically; and
(b) with regard to cheques:

 What requirements are there for disclosure when opening a cheque account?

 Why are cheques crossed?

 What does ‘Not Negotiable’ mean and what is its effect?

 Who may have responsibility for a forged cheque honoured by a bank?

(c) regulating internet banking


H. Administrative Legal Issues

You have been learning a range of fundamental areas of law in this course including where our law comes from
and how the law is ‘found’ and applied. Using this background knowledge, advise the law in Australia including
relevant legislation and cases with regard to:

(a) Freedom of information and its relevance to the business community; and
(b) The Privacy Act and its relevance to the business community.

I. Equal Opportunities/Discrimination

Analyse and explain the current status of the law in Australia including the relevant legislation and cases with
regard to:

(a) Equal opportunities, largely in relation to employment but also in other areas;
(b) Discrimination generally and one or two more specific areas such as race, gender, sexuality (if
employment, only briefly because this is being covered by E above).

J. Public Donations/Funds

In the wake of tragic events and the consequential loss of property or death/physical impairment, funds are
often established and emotionally contributed to. It is a part of our national character. Bali, bushfire and
drought carnage are good examples.

Difficulties or ‘realities’ can follow. Who should or should not benefit; legal and accounting issues etc?

Analyse the law with regard to the establishment, control, supervision and obligations of public funds of this
nature. Provide a critique as to whether the law adequately deals with these issues and outline ways in which
the law should be improved to deal with them to ensure a fair and proper distribution (whatever that may
considered to be).

{Note:
(i) Following Bali, for example, funds were made available to a club, members of which had been killed,
for distribution to the families of the dead. An (unmarried) partner of 5 years of one deceased was
omitted on the basis that she was not ‘family’. Should there be clearer guidelines?

(ii) In the case of bushfire damage, although trauma and suffering follows, at the end of the day most
houses are very well covered by insurance but some are not. How should this situation be dealt
with?}

K. Immigration

Advise an overview, and discuss the important aspects, of the applicable Immigration legislation and any

major case as well as Government policy (including Government obligation under world treaties or

agreements) in relation to immigration. Your discussion should include the current criteria considered (and,
therefore, who is and who is not likely to be successful) with regard to:-

 Immigration applications generally (for example, the importance of sponsorship, special skills, assets
and age)

 Family reunion (how readily are these granted now?)

 Spousal visas (how long must you be together and what are the safeguards against scam
partnerships?)

 Student visas (can they convert to permanent residency visas?)

 Refugee status

How long must one be a permanent resident before applying for citizenship?

L. Taxation

Discuss the law of Taxation in Australia including the following criteria:

(a) The legislation involved – particularly the Income Tax Assessment Acts 1936 and 1997 – why both? –
and the New Tax System legislation;
(b) The foundation of our tax system – a mixture of direct and indirect taxation;
(c) Goods and Services Tax and Capital Gains Tax – a brief study.

M. The Civil Liability Act, 2002 (NSW)

Explain the following issues with regard to the Act:

1. Outline the circumstances which gave rise to the Act;

2. Discuss the impact (and likely future impact) of the Act on the law of tort;

3. Discuss the benefits and criticism of the Act to date and, if you think there will be further
repercussions to come, the likely future benefits/criticisms.

N. Trial and Punishment

Different countries have a different attitude to the trial procedure and punishment of offenders. This has been
experienced in the Corby case in Bali.

Discuss Australia’s approach to trial and punishment, including the death penalty (with some reference to its
history) and compare this approach with other countries generally and one country specifically.