Factsheets on Australian government
Introduction to Australia's system of government including the Constitution, Parliament, elections, voting, political parties and links to further information.
Describes the powers, practices and procedures of the Australian Parliament, Executive Government including the Ministry, the Governor-General and the Queen, and the Judiciary.
Australia has three levels of law-making — sometimes referred to as three levels of government — that work together to provide Australians with the services they need.
This site is for teachers and students and provides information about current State, Territory and Commonwealth parliamentarians and electorates.
The Parliamentary Education Office, situated inside Parliament House, Canberra, provides parliamentary education services to schools, teachers and students. Includes access to factsheets and assignment assistance for kids.
This chapter of the Year Book Australia outlines the basic features of the Australian system of government, including the constitutional basis of government, the Sovereign, the Governor-General, the Commonwealth Parliament, the Australian Government and the Australian Public Service. It also covers Commonwealth elections, state, territory and local government and the party system and provides details of the Ministry, and of the state and territory political leaders.