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
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
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics