Understand Australia’s democratic system of government, including the separation of powers and responsible government.
This graphic illustrates the 4 supporting ideas of Australian democracy.
Begin your exploration of the features of Australia’s system of government with this short introduction.
Explore how the power to make and manage law is shared in Australia with this interactive.
This fact sheet examines Australia’s mixed system of government.
This fact sheet introduces the idea of democracy and explores the key principles of Australia’s democratic system of government.
This fact sheet outlines the relationship between the Australian Parliament and federal courts, including the separation of powers and key High Court of Australia cases.
The principle of the separation of powers distributes the power to govern between the Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary.