How can individuals participate in the Australian political system?
The public galleries in the House of Representatives.
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A view of the House of Representatives, showing the public galleries above where the members are sitting on the floor of the House.
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You can get involved in the Australian political system in lots of ways Paige! You could write to or email members of parliament, or sign a petition. Parliamentary committees encourage people to give their opinion on bills – proposed laws – and issues of importance to Australians. You could also attend a meeting or protest to let members of parliament know you are concerned about an issue.
If you are over 18, voting in federal elections means you can have a say in who represents you in the Australian Parliament.