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  1. The role of the media

    The media provides information and stories about the Australian Parliament. But how much do you know about their role? Take this quick quiz to find out.

  2. Committee to investigate media diversity in Australia

    The Senate agreed to hold a committee inquiry into the issue of media diversity in Australia.

  3. Run an election campaign

    Experience a modern social media election campaign in your classroom with this classroom activity.

  4. Press gallery

    This fact sheet investigates the work of the press gallery in gathering information and publishing stories about what happens in the Australian Parliament. It includes information about the relationship between the press and Parliament.

  5. Run Question Time

    Discover how members of Parliament use Question Time to closely examine the work of the government in this classroom activity. Use this activity to further your study of civics and citizenship.

  6. Citizens use their (electronic) voices

    The e-petition submitted to the House of Representatives about the Australian News Media has received over 270,000 signatures in less than a week.

  7. Getting involved in Parliament

    This fact sheet explores ways Australians can get involved in the Australian Parliament. It includes information on contacting members of parliament, the work of committees, protesting and observing the Parliament.

  8. Self-paced online learning

    Want to deliver informative and engaging parliamentary civics and citizenship education to students from Years 3 to 10? Learn online at your own pace with these civics and citizenship teaching modules.

  9. Make speeches

    Discover the different types of speeches senators and members make in Parliament by turning your class into a Parliament and doing it yourselves! Use these activities to further explore the work of the Parliament or to give context to oral presentations in any classroom.

  10. Negotiate a minority government

    Role-play a high stakes parliamentary negotiation in order to learn how government is formed in Australia.

  11. Committees

    Parliamentary committees investigate issues and proposed laws in detail so members of parliament are well-informed before making decisions. This fact sheet explores the membership, responsibilities and types of committees in the Australian Parliament.

  12. Extension activity

    Present a petition to the Australian Parliament.

  13. Images and copyright/privacy/disclaimer

    We encourage you to reuse content on the PEO website. Find out the copyright requirements of the site, and read our privacy statement and website disclaimer.

  14. Get involved

    Explore ways you can get involved in the work of Parliament with this in-depth video. Find out how you can get informed about the work of the Parliament, contact and vote for members of parliament, petition the Parliament and participate in parliamentary inquiries.

  15. Senate estimates

    Several times a year senators investigate how the government is spending taxpayers' money in Senate estimates hearings. Examine the purpose, function, timing, significance and process of Senate estimates with this fact sheet.

  16. House of Representatives

    This fact sheet explores the House of Representatives, which is part of the Australian Parliament. It includes information about the role, appearance and history of the House.

  17. Create your own electorate

    Consider how communities around our country are represented in the Australian Parliament.

  18. Create political parties

    Investigate how the party system operates in Australia, and how government is formed in Parliament with this classroom activity. Explore the concepts of parliamentary majority, hung parliament, minority government and the balance of power in the Senate.

  19. Year 5

    This unit of work contains 8 lessons aligned to the Year 5 Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum and the Year 5 English curriculum. It includes 2 informal assessment items, a formal assessment item with marking rubric, background information for teachers and a list of resources.

  20. Making a law

    Get an introduction to the law-making process of the Australian Parliament with this short video. It includes all the law-making steps in the Senate and House of Representatives.

  21. Year 9

    The PEO has a range of resources which assist teachers in their delivery of Year 9 Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum.

  22. Year 8

    This unit of work is aligned to the Year 8 Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum. It includes one informal assessment item and one formal assessment item with marking rubric. It also contains background information for teachers and a list of resources.

  23. Question Time

    In Question Time members of parliament ask the government to explain its actions and decisions. This video explores the purpose, function and format of Question Time in the House of Representatives and Senate.

  24. Make a law: House of Representatives

    Discover how bills—proposed laws—are introduced, debated and voted on in the House of Representatives by turning your class into a Parliament and doing it yourselves!

  25. Make a law: Senate

    Discover how bills—proposed laws—are introduced, debated and voted on in the Senate by turning your class into a Parliament and doing it yourselves!

  26. Year 6

    The PEO has a range of resources which assist teachers in their delivery of Year 6 Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum.

  27. Role-play the Parliament: Committee

    This video demonstrates a committee role-play, where students can learn how the Australian Parliament investigates bills and issues. It outlines lesson content and what preparation is required to use this immersive learning strategy in a classroom.

  28. Australia's Parliament House

    This in-depth look at Australia's Parliament House investigates why Canberra was chosen to be the nation's capital and why we needed a 'new' Parliament House. It includes the design, site and symbolism of the building.

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