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Australian system of government

Find brief overviews of the Australian system of government.

Australia's system of government

Introduction to Australia's system of government including the Constitution, Parliament, elections, voting, political parties and links to further information.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian system of government

Describes the powers, practices and procedures of the Australian Parliament, Executive Government including the Ministry, the Governor-General and the Queen, and the Judiciary.

Parliament of Australia

Defining democracy

Explores the concept of democracy in the Australian context.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Parliamentary Education Office

Provides parliamentary education services to schools, teachers and students. Includes access to factsheets and assignment assistance for kids.

Parliament of Australia

Three levels of law-making

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.

Parliament of Australia

Year Book Australia 2012. Government

Outlines the basic features of Australia's federal system of government. It also covers Commonwealth elections, the party system and provides details of the Ministry, and of the state and territory political leaders.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

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