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Australian Government

Find information on the Australian system of government: how it's organised, the roles and responsibilities of each level of government, and where to find further information about Australian political institutions.

Key databases

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks

 Consult introductory material or general reference works for a broad overview of your issue or topic, and to identify key concepts, theories and researchers in the field. Introductory material may include :

  • subject or discipline specific dictionaries and encyclopedias 
  • handbooks
  • companions
  • introductions
  • guides
  • histories

Find introductory material by combining a topic keyword with one of the material type descriptors above, e.g. Dictionary of Australian politics

These are some examples of introductory material available for this subject in the Library. The list is not extensive, and you should perform your own search to see what else is available in our collections.

Getting started

  This guide will help you find key information and resources for your study and research in the field of Australian Government

Ask your librarian Your liaison librarian can provide expert advice for your subject.