Complete set of factsheets PDF (4.5mb)
Federation and the establishment of the national capital - html PDF (76.7kb)
Delve into the history of federation and how the ACT came into being.
Levels of government in Australia - html PDF (201.6kb)
Who is responsible for what? This factsheet explains the responsibilities of each level of government in Australia.
The establishment of self-government in the ACT - html PDF (88.6kb)
A timeline on when and how self-government was introduced in the ACT.
The Westminster system of government in the ACT - html PDF (271.8kb)
Explains the features of the Westminster system and the seperation of powers between the three arms of government.
Electing members of the ACT Legislative Assembly - html PDF (406kb)
Unravel the mysteries of the Hare-Clark electoral system used to elect members to the Legislative Assembly for the ACT.
Roles of members of the ACT Legislative Assembly - html PDF (105.4kb)
What do your members do? Find out about the roles of responsibilities of all members, whether they are in government, the opposition or on the cross bench.
Committees - html PDF (249.6kb)
Ever wondered how Assembly committees work and how you can be involved? This factsheet explains the purpose of committees and outlines the inquiry process.
The chamber of the ACT Legislative Assembly - html PDF (157.6kb)
Who designed the chamber? Who sits where? Find out about these and many more features of the Legislative Assembly chamber.
Documents of the ACT Legislative Assembly - html PDF (138.1kb)
Where do you look to find out what is happening in the Assembly chamber? A useful guide to all the relevant documents produced during the parliamentary process.
Symbols of parliament and the Australian Capital Territory - html PDF (424.1kb)
Find out about the ACT flag, coat of arms and ACT emblems.
A typical sitting week - html PDF (121.5kb)
What happens and when? You guide to a typical sitting week at the Assembly.
Question time - html PDF (59.9kb)
Explore the differences between questions without notice and questions on notice and why question time is an important part of the parliamentary process.
The legislative process - html PDF (135.2kb)
The law making process - learn how a bill becomes and Act in the Legislative Assembly.
Legislative instruments - html PDF (59.5kb)
Regulations, instruments and more - subordinate legislation in the ACT explained.
The budget process - html PDF (1.8mb)
A simple guide to budget formulation and scrutiny in the ACT.
Hansard and the reports of the House - html PDF (222.6kb)
History of the Hansard family and how Hansard became the official transcript of parliamentary proceedings.
Petitions - html PDF (71.5kb)
Contribute to the parliamentary process through petitions tabled in the Assembly.
Citizen's right of reply - html PDF (71.4kb)
What can you do if you are named in the Assembly?
Twinning arrangement between the ACT Legislative Assembly and the Parliament of Kiribati - html PDF (95.6kb)
History of the twinning arrangements between Australia states/territories and pacific nations.
Glossary of terms - html PDF (83.4kb)
A dictionary of parliamentary terms.