Your questions on notice
How have the British and US systems of government influenced the Australian government system?
Alice - Adelaide, SA
If the speaker wishes to raise an issue concerning their electorate how is this done?
Maggie - Queanbeyan, NSW
Does the Parliament of Australia have a situation room similar to the White House?
Hartley - Emu Heights, NSW
Why are territory voters only counted in the national majority in a referendum?
Abigail - Brisbane, QLD
Do you have statistics about the history of the parliament showing, by year, how many bills were introduced and passed?
Mark - Melbourne, VIC
How is the number of members in the House determined? When was last change in number? Is there a maximum number of people in an electorate?
Donn - Toongabbie, NSW
When was the last time the Parliament (consisting of the monarch, a Senate, and a House of Representatives) had a session?
Graeme - Melbourne, VIC
How much British legislation, if any, still applies to Australia either federally or at a state level? How does it get changed if it does still apply?
Ron - Bayswater, Australia
Can the Prime Minister be replaced other than by not being re-elected?
Alanna - Caroline Springs, VIC
Why are Senators who have lost their seats because they had dual citizenship permitted to stand for election again?
Joy - Kincumber, NSW
Queen Victoria signed the Australian Constitution Act in July 1900. So why weren't we officially Australia then? What did the proclamation do?
Veronica - Australia
Who comes up with new Bills to take to the House of Reps? Where are ideas for new Bills formed?
Kieran - Williamstown, SA
Is there any bodies that regulate the behaviour of members of parliament? Besides media and voters
Wayne - Brisbane, QLD
If the Opposition won the majority in the Senate, would they sit on the right of the President?
Tom - Canberra, ACT
Why did Australia decide to have a parliament with a government and an opposition opposition instead of a co-operative form of Parliament?
Lyndal - Surfers Paradise, 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
Why can’t members of the government ask the opposition questions during question time?
Tess - Melbourne, VIC
How is a law/legislation removed or repealed in Australia and what is the process?
Nat - Brisbane, QLD
What can people do when they don’t agree with something Parliament has done?
Reechara - Sapphire Central, QLD
Is it the duty of the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament where there is evidence of violations of the Constitution and/or International law?
James - Bondi, NSW
Are there any circumstances where a Governor-General would be able to vote on a bill before Parliament?
Tony - Adelaide, SA
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
Do the Prime Minister and ministers keep their positions during an election period?
Cecilia - Australia
What is the difference between a question without notice and a question on notice?
Candice - Neutral Bay, NSW