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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:

Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for Reform of Australian Government Administration

Released by the Government on 29 March 2010. The report outlines an agenda to equip the Australian Public Service (APS) and the nation for the challenges of the future. Chair: Terry Moran.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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 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 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

Government sustainability

Aims to improve environmental performance of Australian Government departments and agencies. Information resources include advice, communication networks and access to best practice environmental management techniques from around the world.

Department of the Environment

Innovation showcase

Shares examples of innovation in the Australian public sector, whether it be innovation in government services or service delivery, processes, how we think about problems, policies or systems. It also includes examples of Government 2.0 approaches.

Department of Industry and Science

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

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Helps people understand Australia's social and political history by interpreting the past and present and exploring the future, bringing alive the importance of Parliament in the lives of Australians.
Tabs: Blog

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

National Capital Authority

Responsible for looking after the national capital aspects of Canberra, the Authority administers the National Capital Plan, carries out works that maintain or enhance the character of the national capital and promotes an awareness of the national capital.

National Capital Authority

Parliamentary Education Office

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

Parliament of Australia

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

State of the Service series

Includes a report on the state of the Australian Public Service during the year.

Australian Public Service Commission

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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