About the Parliamentary Education Office
For almost three decades, the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) has provided information materials and education resources to raise awareness and build understanding about the role of the Australian Parliament.
Working with students, teachers and parliamentary officers, the PEO offers a wide range of tailored, engaging and highly relevant education resources, including:
- experiential learning programs that enable students and teachers to understand the work of the Parliament in a simulated setting;
- a website with news and information materials – such as fact sheets, videos and publications – about the core functions of Parliament, including representation, responsible government, law making and the separation of powers; and
- teaching resources covering key concepts of Australia's federal Parliament, including units of work addressing the Civics and Citizenship component of the Australian Curriculum.
In addition, the PEO produces Parliament Now news, publishes the Australian Pocket Constitution and manages the Your Questions on Notice website.