Australian Government

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by MelinaH1002
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Social Studies
Subject:
Geography
Grade:
6,7,8,9,10,11,12

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Australian Government

the commonwealth parliament

the commonwealth parliament

• Appointed by the Queen on the advice of  the Prime Minister• Roles: constitutional & statuary, formal ce-  remonial, non-ceremonial social duties• Acts on the advice of the Ministry

• Has 76 senators - 12 elected for each of 6  states, 2 each for territories• Regarded as a State's House• Bills cannot become law unless they are  agreed to in the same terms by each House

• Has 150 members, each representing a sepa-  rate electoral division• Party/group with majority support forms the  Government• Functions include law making, committee  work and representation of electors

separation of powers

separation of powers

• Separation of powers is not complete, as some roles of government overlap

elections

elections

principles

principles

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•  Governments must protect the rights &    freedoms of individuals•  Governments must make laws that reflect    the views and values of the people•  Governments must be accountable to the    people•  There must be a separation of powers

A U S T R A L I A N  G O V E R N M E N T

A U S T R A L I A N  G O V E R N M E N T

levels of government

levels of government

• collect rates from local property owners/receive grants from state/territory governments

• raise money from taxes but receive more than half from fed government, spending it on state/territory matters

• raises money to run the country by collecting taxes on incomes, goods & services, spending it on national matters

• compulsory voting• House of Representatives   - held every 3 years   - 151 members elected   - preferential voting• Senators   - elected for a 6-year period   - 12 elected to represent each      state, 2 for each territory   - proportional representation   - usually held at the same time     as lower house elections

GOVERNOR-GENERAL                               SENATE                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


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