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Text Australian political parties

TLF ID M009545

This resource is a website about political parties and their role and functions within Australian parliamentary democracy. It focuses on the origins and values of the major political parties in Australia and the ways in which they work. It has links to the websites of each of the main parties, a glossary of relevant terms and links to other official government websites such as the Australian Electoral Commission.





Educational details

Educational value
  • This website is particularly useful for the year 9 history depth study Making a nation. It examines the role that political parties play in Australian parliamentary democracy and the principles that underpin them. It includes links to all of the main political parties and covers their origins, organisational support structures, practices and stated principles.
  • The resource analyses the different policies of political parties and the ways they reflect their membership and supporters. Students could compare the policies of two opposing parties on a current issue, analysing how each policy fits with each party's principles and support base and debating which policy is better.
Learning area
  • Civics and citizenship
  • History

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Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
  • Organization: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.deewr.gov.au
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
Rights
  • © Commonwealth of Australia 2009. With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and the DEEWR logo and copyright material that is owned by third parties, you may use the material in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC BY-SA) 3.0 Australia licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/ provided that appropriate acknowledgement is made, the material is not subjected to derogatory treatment and any derivative work attributes the original material and identifies the changes that have been made to it.