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Transcript of CONSTITUTION COUNTS
What is the Constitution
The Constitution of Australia is the "supreme law" under which the Commonwealth Government of Australia operates, including its relationship to the States of Australia.
Why is it Significant
The constitutional significance for Australia was the statue of Westminster as adopted by the commonwealth in the Statue Of Westminster Act 1942.
The attitude of the constitution is that every act must must be
positive for the people and economy in the short term and the long term .
How is the Australian Constitution a model of the English Westminster system
Like the British, ours is a system of responsible government. The Government (the Prime Minister and cabinet) is 'responsible' to parliament. This means that at any time, simply by vote of no confidence, carried on whatever grounds, the parliament can remove the Government from office or force it to call an election
Attitude of the Australian constitution
Date of Accessed: 19th March 2014