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Transcript of federal government

How a Bill becomes a law Bill is introduced
by the Clerk. First Reading Second Reading Minister reads bill,
members give their
opinion. Third Reading The Bill is agreed
by members First Reading The Bill is
introduced Second Reading The Bill is debated
by members Third Reading The Bill is agreed
by members The Royal Assent The Governor General
Signs the Bill on
behalf of the Queen Act Of Parliament The Bill becomes a
law House Of Representatives Senate Portfolios Hon Nicola Roxon MP Hon Nicola Roxon MP is
the Minister for Health
and Ageing. She has
responsibilities for: Medicare
benefits, hospitals, medical
indemnity,private health
insurance and more.
Hon Julia Gillard MP Hon Julie Gillard MP
is the Minister for
Education, Employment,
workplace and social inclusion.
She is also the deputy Prime
Minister and steps in when
Kevin Rudd is not there.

Hon John Faulkner Hon John Faulker is the
minister for Defence. His
responsibilities are:
Strategic Policy,
International Policy,
Defence Legal and
Justice System. Senator Chris Evans Senator Chris Evans is
the minister for Immigration
and citizenship. His
responsiblities are for peole
who come into the country. Anthony Albanese MP Anthony Albanese MP
is the minister for
Regional Development
and Local Government. Hon Brendan O'Connor Hon Brendan O'Connor
is the minister for Home
Affairs. His responsiblities
are: Airport Physical
laundering strategy,
Crime Prevention and
Fraud Policy. House of Representatives Opposition Advisers Opposition Leader Shadow Ministers Deputy Clerk Speaker Clerk Government Advisers Prime Minister Government Ministers Prime Minister Shadow Ministers Opposition Leader Opposition Advisers Government Advisers Clerk Deputy Clerk Government Ministers President Senate The Senate does not
go by the English System
it goes by the American
System that is why there
is a President instead of a
Speaker. The colour of the
red was changed to the colour
of the blossoms on the eucalyptus tree. to amke it more
Australian. The House of Representatives
runs on the English system but
just like the Senate the colour
of the green was changed to the colour
of the eucalyptus leaf to be more
Australian. Governor General The Governor General's
job is to sign bill's on behalf
of the Queen. She represents
the Queen so that the Queen
doesn't always have to be in
Australia. Australia's current Governor General is Quentin Bryce. Prime Minister The Prime Minister is the leader of the party with the most seats. His responsibilities are to lead the cabnet, preside at meetings, formulating policies, spokesperson for the government and keep in touch with leaders from other countries. The current Prime minister is Kevin Rudd. Opposition Leader The current Leader of
the opposition is Tony Abbott.
His job is to making plan if he was
in Government and watching what
the Government are doing. He has a Cabinet called the Shadow Cabinet, they all have their own portfolios. Federal Ministers Federal Ministers are members of the house of Representatives and the Senate. The Federal ministers are in charge of specific areas in government. Their job is to supervise the work required in our department. The Federal Ministers must answer questions about their department in Parliament. They may introduce bills. Speaker The speaker is a member of Parliament
who sits in the far chair and job is to run sessions
and make sure everythings runs smoothly. The
speaker must control debates, and lokks after the
interests and needs of the people in their own
electorate. Clerk The clerk is the most senior officer in the house of Represenatives. The clerk sits at a table infront of the peaker's chair. The clerk is responsible for ensuring that the recording of offical minutes of the House and safe keeping of records and papers are carried out properly. The clerk signs certificates when bills are passed. The clerk assists members in any way. President of the Senate The President of the Senate
does a similar job to the Speaker.
The president sits in the chair like the
speaker and runs session times. The
president is head of several different
committees and are hosts to important vistitors. Sergeant at Arms The sergeant at arms carries the ceremonial mace ahead of the speaker. He/she is responsible for carrying out orders and directions of the Speaker. The Sergeant t arms is also responsible for maintenance and security. Hansard Reporters The hansard reporters job is to make note of everything that is said in the chamber. They are very fast hand writers. Facts *The word Federal means the joining of the states.

*Australain Federation was created in 1901.

*In the consitution the Senate has to be smaller
than the House of Representatives.

Responsibilites The Federal Government are responsible for
may things. Some of these things are:

*Pensions and family support
*Defence Forces
*Immigration and customs
*Posts & telecommunications
*Collecting income text
*Building lighthouses to protect ships
*Making sure that illegal drugs are not brought into Australia FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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