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Working of government

Parliament of Australia

Formally named the Parliament of the Commonwealth, it is made up of a total of 226 people popularly elected to the Senate and House of Representatives to represent the interests of Australians and to make laws.

Parliament of Australia

AusTender - The Australian Government Tender System

Provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded. You must be a registered user to download tender documents, receive business opportunities and addenda notifications and lodge tenders.

Department of Finance

Australian Constitution

The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act. Includes a link to Australia’s Constitution pocket edition : with overview and notes by the Australian Government Solicitor (92KB PDF).

Parliament of Australia

Australian Emergency Management

Provides emergency management information from the Australian Government.

Attorney-General's Department

Australian Government Lobbyists Register

Lobbyists who make representations to Government on behalf of their clients must be registered. Includes a link to the Lobbying Code of Conduct.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Public Service agencies

A list of Australian Public Service agencies, divided into categories including Departments, Statutory Agencies and Executive Agencies.

Australian Public Service Commission

Cabinet Implementation Unit

Established to help the Prime Minister and the Government manage and deliver the Government's strategic reform priorities, including reporting to the Prime Minister on progress with the delivery of these priorities across the Australian Public Service.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Commonwealth Procurement Rules - July 2014

The Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) are issued under section 105B(1) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

Department of Finance

Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

As the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia, COAG initiates, develops and monitors the implementation of policy reforms that are of national significance and which require cooperative action by Australian governments.

Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

Government ministry

Lists the current Australian Government Ministers and their portfolios. Also has links to previous ministries.

Parliament of Australia

Guidance on caretaker conventions (PDF 127KB)

During the caretaker period, the business of government continues. The 'caretaker conventions' ensure that the caretaker government's actions do not bind an incoming government and limit its freedom of action.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Guidelines and procedures

Provides advice to other Australian Government agencies on many aspects of public administration. This section highlights some of these guidelines and procedures.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Historical information on the Australian Parliament

This resource links to historical material from the official Parliamentary Handbook.

Parliament of Australia

Implementing machinery of government changes : a good practice guide

This publication has been designed to provide practical guidance to help agencies implement machinery of government changes.

Australian Public Service Commission

Key internet links on parliaments

This page provides links to resources related to both the Australian Parliament and other parliaments and parliamentary organisations.

Parliament of Australia

Parliamentary handbook

Provides a wealth of information on the current Australian Commonwealth Parliament, together with historical information on the Parliament since Federation.

Parliament of Australia

Parliamentary information

Provides links to information about the current parliament and advice and guidance about the operations of Cabinet and the Federal Executive.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

PGPA Legislation, Rules and associated Instruments

The Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) and the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) were repealed on 30 June 2014 and replaced by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) from 1 July 2014.

Department of Finance

Procurement

The Australian Government procurement policy establishes the principles for the government's acquisition of property and services.

Department of Finance

Resource Management framework

The Commonwealth Resource Management Framework underpins the appropriation, expenditure and the management of money and resources within the Australian Government. It is based on the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), supported by rules and guidance.

Department of Finance

Shadow Ministry

Lists the current Shadow Ministers and their portfolios. Also has links to previous ministries.

Parliament of Australia

Sitting calendar

Scheduled sitting days of the Parliament of Australia. Links to printable and text only versions of this calendar are available from this page.

Parliament of Australia

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