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Government and parliament

Find information on Parliament and the government ministry, budget and electoral information, and general government information. See also:

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 Government Online Directory

A guide to the structure, organisations and key people in the Australian Government. Provides contact details for the Commonwealth Parliament, the Courts, the Governor-General and senior staff in Australian Government departments and agencies.

Department of Finance

Local government

The Australian Government assists local governments to manage their own futures, including providing essential services and developing effective planning initiatives.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Reform of the Federation White Paper

The white paper is being developed by the Commonwealth government, working with the states and territories. It will seek to clarify roles and responsibilities to achieve a more efficient and effective federation.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Territories of Australia

The Australian Government administers the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands, and the Jervis Bay Territory. The Department also manages the Government's interests in the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

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