Your questions on notice
What is the system of how to get our prime minister? We choose our local member who then goes into house of representatives but then what???
Soph - Downer, ACT
When the members of parliament come together to discuss a issue what generally happens? Is it like a debate?
Abbie - Mount Gambier, SA
Why is proportional representation considered to more closely reflect the voting pattern of the electors?
Justin - Newcastle, NSW
If the speaker wishes to raise an issue concerning their electorate how is this done?
Maggie - Queanbeyan, NSW
What happens if the current PM and ministers of the cabinet lose their seats in the next election?
Jessica - Brisbane, QLD
Does Australia have a parliamentary line of succession to the Prime Minister and if so, what is the order?
Hartley - Penrith, NSW
Who has the constitutional right to dismiss the speaker of the House of Representatives?
Garnet - Broome, WA
How long did it take from when the first sod (soil) was turned until Parliament House was completed and opened?
Gracie - Mooroopna, VIC
I have a research activity on Australian Government and am trying to figure out the total number of parties available in Australia
Euugene - Papua New Guinea
What does the constitutional law state about the rights of all Australian citizens in regards to receiving phone and internet services to their premises?
Harald - Byron Bay, NSW
Do you have statistics about the history of the parliament showing, by year, how many bills were introduced and passed?
Mark - Melbourne, VIC
why must the mace be present? why did the make it a mace? why not a sword? is the mace a symbol of power?
Mike - Terrigal, NSW
Are there any rules, legislation or convention defining how a member of the House of Representatives should vote? What is the duty of a member of the House of Representatives in regard to deciding how to vote?
John - Sydney, NSW
Why do members of parliament address the Speaker and not the questioner during Question Time?
Leon - Belmont, NSW
What is the process in which the Prime Minister can be overthrown or removed from their current position, other than not being re-elected?
Alanna - Caroline Springs, VIC
Why are the two chambers in Parliament House called the Senate and the House of Representatives?
RandomDolphin5 - Melbourne, VIC
If the role of Prime Minister, Cabinet and political parties aren't recognised by the Constitution, are these roles recognised in legislative Acts?
Justin - Adelaide, SA
How many Aboriginal or Torres Straits Islander MPs or Senators are there and what are their names?
Rae - Leongatha, VIC
What are the laws about political advertising? Are ads at election time true, and what can we do if they're not?
Elisa - Elizabeth, SA
Why do members of parliament say hear, hear after someone from their party has spoken?
Tamara - Newport, VIC
Why isn't the Clerk and the Serjeant-at-Arms allowed to vote in the House of Representatives?
Phoebe - Orange, NSW
Why is the prime minister voted by the Government team and not the citizens of Australia?
Ashtyn - Cranebrook, NSW