- Rules that help manage our society and define how people and organisations are expected to behave.
- Leader of the Government in the Senate
- A government senator who is chosen by their party or coalition of parties to lead them in the Senate.
- Leader of the House
- (see also Manager of Government Business in the Senate)
A minister appointed by the government to manage its business in the House of Representatives.
- Leader of the Opposition
- A member of parliament who leads the largest party or coalition of parties that is not in government.
- Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
- An opposition senator who is chosen by their party or coalition of parties to lead them in the Senate.
- Permission given to a member of parliament by other members of parliament present in the chamber to do something which is not usually allowed in the standing orders (parliamentary rules).
- A law, or proposed law.
- legislative power
- (see also separation of powers)
The power of the Parliament to make and amend the law.
- The law-making body of a country or state.
- To approach the government, the opposition or other members of parliament, to get their support for a cause or to influence them to change policy or actions.
- local government
- The level of government that looks after local issues, such as rubbish collection, pet control and local roads.
- long title
- The full title of a bill which briefly describes what the bill is about.
- lower house
- The name sometimes given to the House of Representatives.