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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.

Why use news items?

News items, whether from print or audiovisual media, can provide you with real-life examples of political processes and government decisions and their impact. You can use the latest news for current examples, or look at historical news sources for contemporary reports of key historical events.

Newspaper databases

Historical news

If you're looking for older newspaper reports there are a number of websites of digitised archives. Some key archive sites for political science:

Broadcast news - TV and radio

Television and radio news broadcasts are an excellent source of news and commentary about Australian government activities. Browse or search one of the following resources:

Television databases