The Queen is
represented by the
federal level and by
the Governors at state
level. Although the
powers to the
General, these are
only on the advice of
the Prime Minister
In each of the six states, the monarch is
represented by a governor, appointed
directly by the Queen on the advice of her
• The Legislature makes the laws, and supervises
the activities of the other two arms with a view to
changing the laws when appropriate
• The Australian Parliament is bicameral, consisting
of the Queen, a 76-member Senate and a 150-
member House of Representatives.
Enacts the laws by Royal Assent, administers the laws
and carries out the tasks assigned to it by legislation
• Prime Minister
• The Judiciary interprets the laws, using as a basis
the laws as enacted and explanatory statements
made in the Legislature during the enactment.
• High Court of Australia
• Federal Court of Australia
• Family Court of Australia
• Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia
God Save the
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