Student Animations and Interactives

The Animations
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March through the history of the franchise and the voting systems for the Federal Parliament beginning with the evolution of the franchise in colonial Australia and concluding with compulsory enrolment and voting for Indigenous Australians in 1984.

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Experience a fun, concise demonstration and explanation of the different voting systems used to elect representatives.

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Can't remember the order of things? Let the professor take you through a step-by-step description of the election process from the calling of an election and enrolment, to the count and return of writs.

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The Interactives
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Help the new museum attendant reorder the pictures by researching their place in the history of voting in Australia.

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Test your knowledge of the referendum process and the history of referendums in Australia in this interactive, multiple-choice game show.

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Test your knowledge of the Australian system of government in this interactive, multiple-choice game show.

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Take a speed test of your knowledge of the history of the franchise in Australia with this quick, interactive, multiple-choice quiz.

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Use your knowledge of voting to compete against the clock in this quick, interactive, multiple-choice quiz.

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Create your own cartoon strip, demonstrating your electoral knowledge.

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Compete against the clock, or a friend, and collect as many gems about Australia's democracy as you can by answering as many questions as you can.

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Compete against the clock, or a friend, and collect as many gems about Australia's democracy as you can by answering as many questions as you can.

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Running an election in your school or classroom? Learn about preferential voting from the animation in this interactive and then use the preferential counting tool to count the votes in your election.

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