"how are acts of parliament made"

Thanks for asking this important question. An act of Parliament (a law) starts as a bill. A bill is a proposal for a new law or a change to an old one. If a bill is agreed by both houses of Parliament (the Senate and the House of Representatives), and then signed by the Governor-General, it becomes a law.

If you would like more detail about each of the steps, check out this great diagram or this fact sheet.

diagram to help explain how are acts of parliament made