Australia’s EnvironmentBackground on Australia Government<br />By: Southern Hemisphere Group<br />
Australian Government<br />The Commonwealth of Australia was created in 1901.<br />Founded in the liberal democratic tradition.<br />All citizens over the age of 18 must vote in both federal and state government elections.<br />Parliament House<br />Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd<br />
Australian Government Cont’d<br />Four main political parties: Australian Labor Party (ALP), the Liberal Party, the National Party of Australia, and the Australian Greens.<br />Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is also formally Queen of Australia.<br />
Environment Information<br />Ranges from Antarctic territory and rainforests to industrial areas of major cities <br />Major issues: whaling, logging of old growth forest, acid sulfates soils, etc.<br />Climate change and global warming are a concern<br />
Environment Information Cont’d. <br />Variety ranges of habitats, from semi-arid and dessert like to rainforests and alpine heaths <br /> Humans have changed the environment, shaping it to fit their needs <br />Australia’s main goal is to limit the amount of carbon being produced by having the major polluters buy permits for emitting carbon <br />
Australian’s Take Action<br />By using technology and the media, Australian’s are spreading the word about their environment.<br />Blog: http://www.gogreeneraustralia.com/blog/<br />Major spot for people to post their thoughts and information about helping the environment.<br />
Technology<br />Ranked 6thout of 70 countries in “e-readiness” in 2009<br />
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