Federal, state and local
How the Australian Parliament works is set out in the Australian Constitution and is influenced by the separation of powers and the three levels of government. Explore how the Parliament does its work including how laws are made.
The principle of the separation of powers distributes the power to govern between the Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary.
This paper investigates the framework of rights in Australia. It defines the different types of rights, including human rights, and looks at the sources for our rights.
The Australian Constitution is the set of rules by which Australia is run.
Begin your exploration of rules and laws with this short introduction.