Four key ideas of Australian democracy

This graphic illustrates the 4 supporting ideas of Australian democracy.

Democracy key ideas

Democracy key ideas

Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)

Democracy key ideas

Democracy key ideas

Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)

Description

This diagram illustrates the 4 key ideas of Australian democracy:

  • Active and engaged citizens—Citizens have a voice and can make changes in society.
  • An inclusive and equitable society—We work towards a society where everyone is respected and free.
  • Free and franchised elections—We get to stand for election and choose who makes decision on our behalf.
  • The rule of law for both citizens and the government—Everyone is equal before the law and must follow the law.