State and Federal Government
Australia's formal name is the Commonwealth of Australia. The form of governement used in Australia is a constitunitional monarchy- 'constitutional' because the powers and procedures of the Australian Goverment are defined by a written constitution, and 'monarchy' because Australia's head of state is Queen Elizabeth II.
History of Federation
Australia used to be a content with seprate states. The states had their own armys and trading business. but then a few men started the fedration they wanted the states to become one. Eventually the states NSW, QLD, SA, WA, NT, and VIC all agreed to become Australia.
The Australian Flag has the southern cross, a 5 point star, and some 7 point stars.
Australian Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms signals Australia's authority.
Australia's colours are green and gold.
The three arms of Australia's Government
The Australian Constitution
the of Australia operates, including its relationship to the States of Australia It consists of several documents. The most important is the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, which is referred to as the "Constitution" in the remainder of this article. The Constitution was approved in a series of referendums held over 1898–1900 by the people of the Australian colonies, and the approved draft was enacted as a section of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900
The NSW Premier
Under the Constitution, each state of the Australian federation, regardless of its population, has an equal number of senators. The Senate currently consists of 76 senators. Twelve senators represent each of the six states, elected for a period of six years. A system of rotation, however, ensures that half the Senate retires every three years. The four senators who represent the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory are elected concurrently with members of the House of Representatives and the duration of their terms of office coincide with those for that House (a maximum of three years).
The House of Representatives.
Bills and LAws
In Parliament, a bill is a proposal for a new law or a change to an existing one. Generally, bills aim to improve something or fix a problem. Most bills are introduced into the Parliament by government ministers and are then debated and voted on in both chambers.
For a bill to become a law (in the Australian Constitution), it has to make it past the House of Representatives, the Senate, and then the Governer General has to sign it. (as the Queen's Representative) The senate can turn the law down and send it back to the House of Representatives for ammendments.
There are many parties inside fo the Australian Parliament, the two major parties being Labor and Liberal. Liberal, the (current) dominating pary, has the majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
There are also some minor parties in Parliament, including the Greens, Palmer United, Motoring Enthusiasts, Family First and the Democrats. These are some of the minor parties.
Local Council (SSC)
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Three Arms- http://bit.ly/1hHdF9r
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House of Representatives- http://bit.ly/1mv9oDv
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