Your questions on notice
How many national electoral systems have we had in Australia? Currently we use a Preferential System, right? So, have we always used this or not?
The Razzle - Geraldton, WA
How many clocks are there in Parliament House? What makes the bells on the clocks ring? Why do the bells ring for four minutes?
Lachlan - Melbourne, VIC
How does the seating arrangement work in the House of Representatives? Can members sit anywhere apart from their own seats?
Marshall - Australia
Can the appropriate MP's choose their ministerial position? Or is it delegated to them?
Jessica - Brisbane, QLD
Who has the constitutional right to dismiss the speaker of the House of Representatives?
Garnet - Broome, WA
Has an MP been removed under 94B? How can a member be removed under this ruling?
Jessica - Brisbane, QLD
Is there any legal reason why we could not hold the plebiscite on gay marriage at the same time as the election?
Elise - Coffs Harbour, NSW
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
What are the main jobs of people in parliament and who is doing them now?
Sophie - Sunshine Coast, QLD
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
The Constitution is an Act of British Parliament, so when a referendum is successful, does the British Parliament need to be notified?
Jo - Perth, WA
Who is more powerful the Governor-General or the High Court? Can the Governor-General over rule the High Court?
John - Mount Ossa, QLD
How are Senate below the line votes directed? What if none of a voter's 12 preferences gets a quota?
Geoff - Kew East, VIC
Could the dismissal occur again or have changes been made to stop the government being sacked by an unelected executive?
Andrew - Cashmere, QLD
What is the reasoning behind the Constitution's drafters decision to not allow money bills to originate from the Senate?
Patrick - Perth, WA
What happens if the votes are tied in the House of Representatives and in the Senate?
Jacqueline - Doncaster, VIC
Does Parliament House have a dedicated press briefing room, and does the government perform daily press briefings?
Shaun - Sydney, NSW
What are additional estimates? How long does a department have to answer in writing a question on notice and are answers recorded in Hansard?
Lisa - Melbourne, VIC
Is there somewhere that details, for each act the commonwealth parliament passes, which section/s of the constitution authorises that act?
Phillip - Adelaide, SA
What happens if minor parties get more votes than the major parties? Will the minor parties have to join either labor or liberal?
Christine - Greenbank QLD
What makes democracy in Australia different to other countries' democracies and ways of ruling?
Melissa - Brisbane, QLD