Australian system of government
Everything you need to know about the role, function, structure and people of the Australian Parliament. From the Australian Constitution to bills and laws, and how you can get involved, this section will help you understand how our Parliament works, as well as its history.
This short video introduces the Australian Constitution—the rules by which Australia is run.
Meet the leaders in the current Australian Parliament, from our head of state to party leaders and Presiding Officers.
This image shows the current numbers in the Australian House of Representatives.
This in-depth paper explores the reasons for federation, the federation conventions and the federation referendums.
Discover all about Parliament in one place. This sub-site includes explorations of federation, three levels of government, elections and how to get involved in Parliament.