From policy to law
Everything you need to know about the law-making process in the Australian Parliament. Discover the path of a bill, how laws are changed and the different types of laws.
This graphic illustrates the role of the executive government in turning policy into law.
This graphic illustrates the usual path of a bill through the Australian Parliament to become Australian law.
Begin your exploration of rules and laws with this short introduction.
This interactive details each step of the law-making process in the Australian Parliament.
Delegated law gives government ministers and others the power to make decisions about the details of laws passed by the Australian Parliament.
This fact sheet introduces the different ways law is made Australia—statute law made by parliament, delegated law made by the Executive government and common law made in courts.