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Learning some of these concepts for the first time?

Explore below to find useful reference links about the Australian parliamentary structures.

Right to Know by the OpenAustralia Foundation can also help you get answers from government and the public sector.

Other ways to make change happen

1. Find a community group or organisation.

2. Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper.

3. Connect with family, friends, colleagues or neighbours.


All the software used in Ask Parliament is open source so you can take a look at exactly how it works. It uses privacy-preserving vote aggregation from the Microsoft ElectionGuard library to allow people to suggest questions to Parliament, and upvote others’ questions, while hiding individual votes.