The AEC acknowledges the passage of amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 by the Parliament including changing the voting method for electing Senators. The AEC is now progressing work to implement these changes and further information will be provided.


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This collection of four fact sheets covers topics pertaining to our nations Federation. Topics include 'Referendums', 'The First Commonwealth Parliament' and 'Voting in the Federal Election 1903'. Each of the fact sheets comes with accompanying activity sheet. Factsheet
A fact sheet explaining the three levels of government in Australia. Factsheet
This series of activities are designed to explore the processes of elections and voting. Each activity is hands on and interactive. Factsheet
Based on Bloom's Taxonomy this activity sheet will allow your students to enhance their awareness of Australia's electoral system through Knowing, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Creating and Evaluating Activity Sheets
Based on Bloom's Taxonomy this activity sheet will allow your students to enhance their awareness of Constitutional Referendums through Knowing, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Creating and Evaluating Activity Sheets
This colourful, 22 page magazine provides an comprehensive overview of the Australian electoral system.

It covers the development of our democracy in Australia, and explains how representatives are elected to the Federal Parliament.

It was sent to all schools in Australia – check your library or contact us
Magazine
This brochure provides an outline of the referendum process, how Australia is a federation of states and has a national parliament. It includes a complete list of all referendums, and their outcomes, to date. Magazine
A flowchart which outlines the process of altering the Australian Constitution. Part of Democracy Rules. Factsheet
A factsheet which explains - using maps of Australia - what conditions must be met for a referendum to pass. Factsheet

Electoral boundaries map for the House of Representatives as used for the election held in 2013.

See also state specific interactive electorate maps.

Maps
Down for the count

These videos explain how votes are counted for elections in the House of Representatives, the Senate and in referendums. Presented in three individual sections this is product is designed for education purposes.

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