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Fact sheets

Fact sheet 1
What is a referendum?

Fact sheet 2
How does a referendum work?

Fact sheet 3
What are the processes of a referendum?

Fact sheet 4
Why do we have referendums in Australia?

Fact sheet 5
What is the purpose of a referendum?

Fact sheet 6
How has technology promoting Yes or No cases changed since federation?

Fact sheet 7
How do Australians have their vote count in a referendum?

Fact sheet 8
What is the difference between a referendum and a plebiscite?

Fact sheet 9
Introducing the three key institutions of government and the separation of powers

Fact sheet 10
Introducing the Australian Parliament:
The Houses of the Parliament

Fact sheet 11
Parliament – the roles and powers of the Houses

Fact sheet 12
Who can stand for Parliament?

Fact sheet 13
Executive Power Overview

Fact sheet 14
Executive Power – The Role and Powers of the Sovereign

Fact sheet 15
Executive power – the powers and role of the Governor-General, from cutting ribbons to dismissing governments

Fact sheet 16
Executive Power – The powers of Ministers and their limits

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Executive Power – The Role of the Public Service in Making Government Work

Fact sheet 18
Courts – Their Role and Powers

Fact sheet 19
The Separation of Powers – protecting the independence of the Judiciary

Fact sheet 20
Responsible and Representative Government and what does the Constitution say about the right to vote?

Fact sheet 21
Why do we have compulsory voting?

Fact sheet 22
The secret ballot and the ‘Australian ballot’