Class preparation

Use these handy resources to prepare your class—and yourself—for the Create political parties classroom activity.

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Political parties

Many political parties have members elected to the Australian Parliament. In this fact sheet, learn more about how they are organised, coalitions of parties, party meetings and the history of political parties in Australia.

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What is Parliament

Discover the structure and key functions of the Australian Parliament with this short video. It introduces the Parliament’s roles of law-making, representing Australians, the formation of government, and checking the work of the government.

Duration: 2 min 3 sec

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Making a law

Get an introduction to the law-making process of the Australian Parliament with this short video. It includes all the law-making steps in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Duration: 3 min 18 sec

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