Australian Politics and Government is the first comprehensive comparative study of Australian state and Commonwealth governments and their politics for over forty years. In addition to major chapters on each state in the Australian federation, the book includes chapters on the Commonwealth government and the two self-governing territories. These are supplemented by a chapter summarizing the distinctive characteristics of Australian government and its various components. Australian Politics and Government has been written to link with the Australian Government and Politics website (http://elections.uwa.edu.au ). This website is based on a searchable database which contains a wealth of information on Australian government and politics since 1890.