Government, regulation & the law

Under Government, regulation & the law are individual fact and issue sheets on the role of government, the place of regulation and the rule of law.

Fact & Issue Sheets

The role of government

The role of government describes Australia’s political system and the essential part played by governments in contemporary societies…


Regulation discusses the role of legislation and under what circumstances government regulation is essential or highly desirable…

The rule of law

The rule of law discusses and explains one of the most important political and legal underpinnings of Australian society…

Recent releases


Hear Our Voice book cover Hear Our Voice Ken Coghill & Paula Wright

New reports

Book cover Are we progressing: Comprehensive monitoring and reporting in Australia Andrew Macintosh & Deb Wilkinson

New Essays

HRFA-cover Human Rights For and Against Spencer Zifcak & Alison King

Aus-Economy The Australian Economy Ian McAuley

GPoverty-img Global poverty Michelle Sowey

For the launch of the new web site:

Democracy in Australia

Full revisions completed.

Fact and Issue Sheets

Revisions to nearly all sheets completed.

School resources

Full revisions completed.