Explaining Australia’s Constitution

Queen Elizabeth II State Visit to Melbourne. Photo: Tim Rooke/Rex Features

Here is a set of six papers outlining how our constitution came about and why our Australian Founding Fathers decided, just over a hundred years ago, that Australia should be a constitutional monarchy and not a republic.

Each paper can be individually downloaded and has a number of questions at the end.

1Checks & Balances In Australia's Constitution 

2Our Unique Constitution

3The Australian National Flag

4The First Hundred Years

5The Founding of Australia

6The Queen