National Archives of Australia

Federation resources
– primary sources from the National Archives of Australia

Government: General

– explores the key principles of Australia’s democratic system of government. From Parliamentary Education Office

Glossary of Parliamentary words
– from Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Parliamentary Education Office
– parliamentary resources for students and teachers

State Government

Centre of Democracy
– showcases the people and ideas that have shaped democracy in South Australia

How Parliament Works
– includes How a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament, Legislative Council, People in Parliament, House of Assembly. From Parliament of South Australia

Federal Government
Parliament House Canberra
Federal Government

Australian Constitution
– discover the history, features and function of the Australian Constitution. From Parliamentary Education Office

Bills and Laws
– discover the path of a bill, how laws are changed and the different types of laws. From Parliamentary Education Office

Understand our Parliament
– topics include: Australian system of government, Federal Parliament history timeline, Three levels of government. From Parliamentary Education Office

Separation of powers
– test your knowledge of the separation of powers. From Parliamentary Office

Your Questions on Notice
– frequently asked questions about Federal Parliament or ask your own. From Parliamentary Office


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