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The 45th parliament of Australia sat in Canberra last week for the first time since this year's federal election. And one of the biggest topics discussed was whether the country's marriage laws should change. The PM says he's sticking to his plan to put the question to the Australian people in a plebiscite. But many supporters of marriage equality are against the idea.

Watch Three levels of Government in a popup window. Australia is a big country, and running it is a big job! That's why we have three levels of law-making – sometimes called the three levels of government – that work together to serve Australia. Federal, State and Local Govenmnent


Federation of Australia (Activity Matrix Resource Pack). This activity matrix lists three activity suggestions for each of the historical skills listed in the Australian Curriculum. The activities can be used for assessment. This resource is four pages long and contains the matrix and other information and activity suggestions related to the federation of Australia. Particularly useful when planning.

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Australian Government Mega Classroom Display Bundle

Australian Government Mega Bundle - Federation Timeline, Making a Law in Australia Flowchart Posters, Australia's 3 Level of Government Posters and Worksheets.


Australian Federation Famous Faces Hall of Fame Foldable. Links to Australian Curriculum for Year 6 History and Civics and Citizenship. This activity is an engaging way for students to research the key figures who contributed to Australia's path to Federation and the formation of our Government and Constitution. Available from Aussie Star Resources on

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HASS Australian History Federation Vocabulary Flip Book

This Vocabulary Flip Book will help students to understand the following key words for this topic: ★ Constitution ★ Commonwealth ★ Delegate ★ Democracy ★ Federation ★ Referendum This resources is aligned with the Australian Curriculum content descriptor to complement your teaching of Federation and the key figures, events and ideas that led to Australia’s Federation and constitution (ACHASSK134).

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What year did the British colonies unite into a federation of states called the Commonwealth of Australia? Who conducts federal elections and maintains the Commonwealth electoral roll? Your students will enjoy knowing the answers to these and many more interesting questions with this 52 Scavenger Hunt Facts pack on Australia’s Government and Law. www.teacherspayte...


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