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News and current affairs for students.
Democracy is something most Australians take for granted, but what is democracy and how did it come to be? Behind the News take a trip back in history to find out.
All Australians over the age of 18 have the right to vote. But it hasn't always been that way.
As well as federal government, there are two other levels of government that we vote for too; local and state. So what are the responsibilities of each level of government and why is our country set up that way?
Electorates make up our national political map and we hear them mentioned by name on the news each night. But why do they exist and how do they help make sure everyone is represented in parliament?
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