Class preparation

Use these handy resources to prepare your class—and yourself—for the Run Question Time classroom activity.

Before this activity, ensure your students understand:

  • how the Parliament makes laws
  • that the work of the government is scrutinised – checked carefully – by the other members of parliament, the media and the public.


Question Time

Question Time allows the opposition to ask executive government questions and to critically examine its work. It occurs in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. This fact sheet explores the role, function, procedures and history of Question Time.


Question Time 

Find out more about the purpose, function and format of Question Time in the House of Representatives and the Senate in this explanatory video.

Duration: 4 min 27 sec

Read the transcript.