This site gives an overview of democaracy with links to fact sheets and timelines.
The Hare Clarke Voting System
Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner explains how that system works, why it came to be and why it's important for Tasmania to do things a little bit differently.
The Australian Constitution
What does the Australian Constitution contain rules about? When was it mostly written?
This site describes the composition, role and powers of the federal Parliament using video and fact sheets.
Changing the Constitution
This interactive takes you through the process of changing the Constitution.
The Three Levels of Government
This site explains the three levels of law-making – often referred to as the three levels of government – that work together to provide Australians with the services they need.
The History of Voting
Australia's first parliamentary election was in 1843. What was different about voting then?? When and how did that change to resemble elections we have now?
What is Parliament?
The Australian Parliament consists of the Queen (represented by the Governor-General), the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Parliament is located in Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory.
The House of Representatives
Passing a Bill in Parliament
This video demonstrates the process of a political bill passing through the two houses of parliament on its journey to being made law.
When was the closest election in Australian History
Find out the role independent parliamentarians played in the closest election in Australian history.
Getting involved in Parliament
This fact sheet exlains the many ways that individuals and organisations can have their say about the actions and decisions of the Parliament.
Passing a Bill
Passport to Democracy
This site has videos and information to help you decide how you will become involved in a democracy.
This site has information and templates to help you orgnise your own election.
Behind the Lines
How necessary it is to have cartoonists who are free to express their views without fear.
Speeches are more than just historical records; they tell us about national concerns and political obsessions, wars and drought, industry and society.
Mrs Prime Minister
This site introduces us to the 26 remarkable women who have been wives to prime ministers from 1901 to 2010.
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