Australia’s liberal democratic system

Q: Does Australia’s liberal democratic system enhance the well-being (rights and freedoms) of its citizens?

Critically discuss your answer by considering the following:

  1. Briefly outline your understanding of the Australian liberal democratic system (with reference to what is meant by democracy and what is meant by liberal).
  2. Discuss the strengths and limitations of the Australian liberal democratic system for the well-being of its citizens


For this assessment:

Especially useful for this question are topics 2, 3 and 4.

  • Please note: to critically discuss something means to provide an in depth examination of the strengths and weakness of the ideas/arguments in the assessment question, supported by quality evidence.
  • To do this you will need to read widely about the topic or issue and use a range of different sources of information and identify a range of viewpoints supported by research and critically consider the multiple perspectives. (See: academic-skills-help


This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to understand the concepts of liberal and democratic as they relate to a Liberal democratic political system.
  • be able to demonstrate how Liberal Democratic Political Systems Enhance or limit the well being of citizens.
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of rights and freedoms in a Liberal Democracy


The assignment will be marked by the following criteria

  • Evidence of understanding what is meant by democracy and what is meant by liberal in the Australian context
  • Evidence of a comprehensive understanding of the Australian liberal democratic system in terms of how it enhances and/or limits the rights and freedoms of citizens.
  • Clarity of structure, written expression, presentation, evidence of relevant reading within and beyond the material provided and adherence to APA7 referencing guidelines