2016 Federal election: caretaker period
In the period preceding an election for the House of Representatives, the Australian Government assumes a caretaker role. It is important during this time that Australian Government resources are not used to communicate political material that supports political parties, candidates or policies.
As this website is hosted by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (an Executive Agency within the Department of Communications), the site will be moderated from the time the House of Representatives is dissolved until after the election to ensure that political material is not placed on the site.
Links to non ‘.gov.au’ websites are not the maintained or funded by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, nor the Commonwealth of Australia.
On social media, we will not respond to content that supports political parties or policies and will remove any such political content posted to our pages.
Our vision and role
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House helps people to understand Australia’s social and political history by interpreting the past and present and exploring the future. We achieve this by:
- bringing alive the importance of Parliament in the lives of Australians;
- interpreting, conserving and presenting the building and our collections;
- providing entertaining and educational public programs; and
- providing a range of other services that enhance the visitor experience.
Corporate and strategic plans
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House’s Strategic Plan for 2013-18 identifies our key objectives, priorities and measures of success.
The Old Parliament House Corporate Plan for 2015-16 to 2018-19 describes the purpose of the entity, the environmental context in which we operate, the performance measures used to assess the entity’s performance, the entity capabilities and the entity’s risk oversight and management systems. Both are available for download here, along with our organisation structure:
- Old Parliament House Strategic Plan, 2013-18 (docx, 46 kb)
- Old Parliament House Corporate Plan 2015-16 to 2018-19 (pdf, 729 kb)
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House organisation structure (pdf)
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment that recognises and values the diversity of all its employees and visitors.
- Read our Workplace Diversity Statement (docx, 46kb)
Agency Multicultural Plan
The current Agency Multicultural Plan that covers Old Parliament House can be found at:
Our Client Service Charter
This Charter sets out the standards of service which visitors to the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House can expect. You can download the full Charter in .docx or .pdf format. If you have visited us recently, but did not have the opportunity to provide feedback, you may wish to fill out the visitor feedback section of the Charter or complete it online.
- Old Parliament House Client Service Charter and visitor feedback form (docx, 35kb)
- Old Parliament House Client Service Charter and visitor feedback form (pdf, 172kb)
Have you visited the Museum recently? Tell us what you think by completing the online visitor feedback form.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House has a policy of zero tolerance in relation to fraud.
If you are an employee or a member of the public and have information relating to fraud or suspected fraud that may involve the museum, please use one of the following methods to report it:
- Phone 02 6270 8171
- Email FraudControlOfficer@moadoph.gov.au
- Post a letter to:
Fraud Control Officer
Governance and Strategy
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace Parkes ACT 2600
Please provide as much information as you can about any suspicious incident, behaviour or person.
Your report will be confidential. You can also choose to remain anonymous.
If you choose to include contact details in your message, the museum’s Fraud Control Officer will phone, email or write to you to acknowledge receipt of your report, and to clarify any ambiguities.
All reports of fraud and suspected fraud will be investigated.