Documenting Democracy
Australia's Story
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Foundation – the basic 'blueprints' of the Australian colonies, the Northern Territory and the Commonwealth

Building – documents that define the ways colonial parliaments and courts actually developed, and how the Federation was shaped into today's Commonwealth of Australia

Freedoms – documents about equality and inequality define who is included in a democracy

Land – key documents defining relations to land range from recognition of the rights of Indigenous people, to the simplification of property titles.

Exploring the laws of Australia