The Australian Government!
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Who is in Tony Abbots Party?
And Lots More
How Laws Are Made?
A bill can only turn into a law if it is passed by a majority vote in the House of Reps and the Senate. The bill must be agreed to by both Houses, and given approval by the Governor-General. It is then known as an Act of Parliament.
It may take weeks or even months for a bill to go through Parliament. However, an important bill can be approved in a matter of days. About 200 bills are given to Parliament each year and about 90% are passed into law.
What are the different parties?
Labor Party - ALP
Greens - GRN
Palmer United - PUP
Motoring Enthusiasts - AMEP
Liberal Democratic - LDP
Family First - FFP
Katter's - KAP
What is a Shadow Minister?
The Shadow Cabinet of Australia is a group of senior Oppostion (to the Party in power) spokesperson who make a different cabinet to the government.
The leader of the opposition is in charge of the shadow cabinet, this is a group of Shadow Minsiters from the opposition that take up this role. Shadow Ministers check on the work of the Minisiters of Parliament and speak about areas they think need improving.
The current Shadow Minister is Bill Shorten, he has held this position since 2013!
Can Senators get fired from their job?
Yes, If a senator is not doing his job, or displaying an unwanted additude he can loose his salary ( income of money ) or can be fired if he is voted out by the majority of the senators!
Although it has never happened before it has almost happened on one occasion where Senator Raymond Lavinge quit his seat days before the vote!