All Australians can have their say about decisions made by the Australian Parliament. At federal elections, we select the people who represent us in Parliament. We can also be active citizens by signing a petition, getting involved in a committee inquiry and contacting our members of parliament.
This video explores representation. It can be used as a visual aid in discussing representation with students.
A double dissolution occurs when both the Senate and the House of Representatives are dissolved—shut down—in order for a federal election to take place.
Discover why preferences matter on election day with the ABC’s Behind the News.