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Fact sheets


The fact sheets are categorised on the basis of knowledge and educational levels.

1 Division of Government

How responsibilities are divided between our local, state and federal governments.

2 System of Government

The separation of powers between the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. The role of the Governor.

3 Parliament

The roles, functions and structure of Parliament explained, including the Legislative Process, the Financial Process, Parliamentary Committees and the Abolition of the Upper House.

4 Executive Government

Information about the role of the Premier, Cabinet, Executive Council and the Public Sector.

5 Judiciary

The role of the Judiciary explained.

6 Elections and Referendums

Factsheets about by-elections and referendums

7 Political Representation

Information about Queensland’s first Premier, first Indigenous Member, women in the Queensland Parliament, State and Territory Parliaments our system of political representation

8 Your Role in Democracy

Factsheets about how you can make a difference and the role of the media and pressure groups.

9 Parliamentary Education

Information about the Parliament’s education services and a list of useful websites

10 Other

Information about Queensland, its emblems, the broadcasting of parliament, Indigenous suffrage and visiting Parliament House.


Papers include detailed information about the abolition of the upper house, Parliamentary Practices and Procedures, the Legislative Process, the Committee System and the Separation of Powers.


Presentations about the role of Parliament and Government, the Making of a Law and Appropriation Bills.