For further information or advice on the Australian Legal system and legal research tools, see the below guides:
Guide to Online Research Resources - contains information about the Australian Federal Legal System including links to free resources. It contains some state based information. Hosted by the New York University School of Law, Globalex contains guides on a large number of foreign jurisdictions.
Parliament of Australia Parliamentary Library - information and analytical services from the Parliamentary Library include current and historical information about Senators and Members, Ministries, elections and referenda, a comprehensive list of Commonwealth Royal Commissions, guides to Internet Resources by country and subject and subject specific papers on topical legal issues in series such as Background Notes and Research Papers.