Classroom preparation

Use these handy resources to prepare your class—and yourself—for the Make speeches classroom activity.

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Members of the House of Representatives

Learn about the work of members of the House of Representatives with this brief introduction. Explore about their role in the Parliament and in their electorate, their working hours and period of service.

Senators fact sheet

Learn about senators and their work in this brief introduction. Explore their role in the Parliament and in their states and territories as well as their working hours and period of service.

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What is Parliament?

Discover the structure and key functions of the Australian Parliament. This video covers the Parliament’s role 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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The House of Representatives

Discover the role and work of the House of Representatives with this introductory video.

Duration: 4 min 27 sec

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The Senate

Discover the role and work of the Australian Senate with this introductory video.

Duration: 3 min 43 sec

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