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Government of Australia

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Jamie Furey

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Government of Australia
By: Jamie Furey
2015-16 sem. 1

Formation of the government in 1901.
Commonwealth
Federal
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy
Government of Australia
Commonwealth Govt.
Legislative branch
Parliament
Queen
Senate
House of representatives
Functions
Function of government
Changes to constitution.
Pass laws
Bills
Queen
represented by the Governor-General
Senate
Represents 6 states
Commonwealth cont.
Appointed by Governor-General
Vital issues
Prime Minister
Head of govt.
Leader of cabinet
Federal Executive Council
Advice to the monarch
Governor-General
Representative
Appointed by the Queen
Formal presidency
Appoints ministers, judges, and ambassadors
ceremonies
No set term.
Functions
Executive Branch
Cabinet
Prime minister (Tony Abbott)
Governor- General
Commonwealth cont.
Judicial Branch
The High Court
Functions
The High Court
Jurisdiction
Interprets Constitution
7 justices
Power given by legislation
Current Events
Prime Minister dismisses calls for the country to become a republic.
Treasurer Joe Hockey
Joe Hockey upset Federal Cabinet members
Failing to consult prime minister
Work Cited
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Australia

https://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/symbols/flag.cfm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11828113/Push-to-make-Australia-a-republic-is-doomed-says-Prime-Minister-Tony-Abbott.html
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