Federal Parliament history timeline
The Australian Parliament is over 100 years old but some of its practices and traditions are centuries older. Explore the history of the Australian Parliament including the Magna Carta, federation, World War I and more recent milestones.
This video from the ABC’s Behind the News explores how the 1967 referendum was part of a movement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights.
This fact sheet examines the path to federation, the opening of the Australian Parliament and Australia's federal system of government.