What does it mean to be a Member of the Australian Federal Parliament? What is the difference between a Member of the House of Representatives and a Member of the Senate? What does a Member of Parliament do while Parliament is sitting? How do we vote for our Members of Parliament? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in Elected to Parliament.
Taking a fresh new approach to the subject of how Australian society is structured and governed, this series explains some of the key roles in Australian civic life, from that of ordinary citizens to those of Members of Parliament, the Prime Minister and Governor-General. The titles explain the rights, responsibilities and privileges of individuals in each social position, and the relationships that exist between the Prime Minister, the Governor-General, Members of Parliament and private citizens. An excellent resource for civic studies, the series provides a comprehensive introduction to the law-making process, and insight into how the government and wider Australian society function.
- What is a Member of Federal Parliament?
- What is the Federal Government?
- Voting for Members of the House of Representatives
- How do we vote for Senators?
- Who are Ministers and Shadow Ministers
- What do MPs do when Parliament sits?
- What is life like for an MP in Canberra?
- What do MPs do when Parliament is not sitting?
- What are Political Parties?
- Members of Parliament and social media
- What the Constitution says about MPs and Senators
- Who can be an MP or a Senator?
- When were Australia's first MPs appointed?
- Questions and answers
- Find out more
Author: Peter Turner
For ages: 7+
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