Government

by Mariana

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federation

During the 1890s, each colony sent representatives to some very important meetings, and they were called conventions, to try to agree about the new federation. Eventually the delegates confirmed to the rules for a new federal system and a draft constitution. The people of the colonies voted in many referendums to accept this new Australian Constitution.

Then passed it as the British government.

Before 1901 Australia was not a nation. At the time, the continent had 6 British colonies. This caused huge amounts of problems so they all became thinking about becoming a full nation.

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House of representatives

Australia is divided up into places called electorates. For each electorate there is 1 seat in the house of representative. the people in each electorate vote for someone to go represent them in speaking. That person becomes the new house of representative for that seat.

There chamber is green. And that is were they meet for meetings.

This chamber was made in 1994 as a main committee. And was given a new name ' Federation Chamber' . With its original name , the federation Chamber does not hold parliamentary committees. They do;

Debating skills

Debating committees

the rules used in the federation chamber are almost the same as those spoken about in the House. Activities in the Federation Chamber are suspended so that the members can go in the house and vote.

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The Senate

The other House of Parliament is called the Senate. People of each state and the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory elect 12 people to be their Senators. No matter how big or small a state or territory is, they have the same number of Senators.

The chamber in the Parliament house where the Senate

The senate is made up of 76 senators. Twelve senators for each state and territory. The senates colour is red this colour represents the House of lords in the British parliament. Like the other houses there seating arrangements are formed in a u shape. The president sits at the open end of the u shape and takes full responsibility of the order of the chamber. Independents sit at the curved part of the u shape.

During the 1890s, each colony sent representatives to some very important meetings, and they were called conventions, to try to agree about the new federation. Eventually the delegates confirmed to the rules for a new federal system and a draft constitution. The people of the colonies voted in many referendums to accept this new Australian Constitution.

Then passed it as the British government.

Before 1901 Australia was not a nation. At the time, the continent had 6 British colonies. This caused huge amounts of problems so they all became thinking about becoming a full nation.

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Three Levels Of Government

The three levels of government are local, Sate/territory and Federal.

Representatives are elected to represent each level of government, so that all Australians have someone to represent each level.

For example this is what each level does,

The Federal government looks after the environment, raises money and collect taxes.

The state looks after these,

Roads, schools and housing

Local government looks after these,

Town water, roads and pet control.

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