Good Mafternoon!
4/23/14
EQ: What is the gov't and economy of Australia like?
HW: None :) *Reminder: GA OAS by 4-28
SPONGE...
Australia’s Government
Unit 10 Notes
Government Systems &
Types
A Brief Review…
Government Systems --
Whose Got the Power?
Unitary--power is held by one central
authority
Confederation--association of i...
Government Types --
How Do Citizens
Participate?
Autocratic-- 1 person possesses unlimited power
& citizens have limited r...
Two Types of Democratic
Governments
Parliamentary-- a system of government having
the real executive power vested in a cab...
Australia’s Government
Federation (federal system)
Parliamentary Democracy
Constitutional Monarchy
Leadership
1. Head of State: Monarch of the
United Kingdom (presently, Queen
Elizabeth II); little political power
2. Gove...
Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II
Her Excellency
The Right Honorable
Quentin Bryce
(Governor General)
The Right Honorable
Tony Abbott
(Prime Minister)
How the Leader is
Chosen…
Governor General: appointed by the
monarch on the advice of the Prime
Minister; serves a 5 year ...
Legislature: Parliament
1. Senate (76 seats): there are 12 members
from each state and 2 from each territory.
• State sena...
Role of Citizen in
Government
Citizens must be 18 to vote
If you do not vote you must pay a fine
Directions
With a partner, do Coach
book
Pages 187-193
Problems #479-495
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  1. 1. Good Mafternoon! 4/23/14 EQ: What is the gov't and economy of Australia like? HW: None :) *Reminder: GA OAS by 4-28 SPONGE Pick up a Australia gov't and econ handout from the BLUE tray and begin working on it SILENTLY. DateDate ## TitleTitle 4-23 81 Australia Gov't and Econ
  2. 2. Australia’s Government Unit 10 Notes
  3. 3. Government Systems & Types A Brief Review…
  4. 4. Government Systems -- Whose Got the Power? Unitary--power is held by one central authority Confederation--association of independent states that agree to certain limitations on their freedoms by joining together Federal--power is divided between central authority & several regional authorities Which system does Australia have?
  5. 5. Government Types -- How Do Citizens Participate? Autocratic-- 1 person possesses unlimited power & citizens have limited role in government Oligarchic-- small group exercises control & citizens have limited role in government Democratic--supreme power is vested in the people & exercised by them directly or indirectly though a system of representation involving free elections Which type does Australia have?
  6. 6. Two Types of Democratic Governments Parliamentary-- a system of government having the real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the legislature who elect the leader Leader works with or through the legislature Presidential--system of government in which the leader is constitutionally independent of the legislature Leader works separate from legislature *Which type of democracy does Australia have?
  7. 7. Australia’s Government Federation (federal system) Parliamentary Democracy Constitutional Monarchy
  8. 8. Leadership 1. Head of State: Monarch of the United Kingdom (presently, Queen Elizabeth II); little political power 2. Governor General: stands in for the monarch 3. Prime Minister: holds the most political power; works closely with the legislature
  9. 9. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  10. 10. Her Excellency The Right Honorable Quentin Bryce (Governor General)
  11. 11. The Right Honorable Tony Abbott (Prime Minister)
  12. 12. How the Leader is Chosen… Governor General: appointed by the monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister; serves a 5 year term Prime Minister: is the leader of the majority party in the House of Commons; indirectly elected by the people
  13. 13. Legislature: Parliament 1. Senate (76 seats): there are 12 members from each state and 2 from each territory. • State senators are elected every 6 years and territory senators every 3 years. 2. House of Representatives (152 seats): members are directly elected by the people • largest political party in the House elects the Prime Minister
  14. 14. Role of Citizen in Government Citizens must be 18 to vote If you do not vote you must pay a fine
  15. 15. Directions With a partner, do Coach book Pages 187-193 Problems #479-495

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