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Australian Parliament


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Australian Parliament

  1. 1. Year 6 Australian History<br />Australian Parliament<br />
  2. 2. Australian Parliament<br />The Commonwealth Parliament<br />Parliament is made up of the Queen (represented by the Governor-General) and two Houses (the Senate and the House of Representatives). <br />There are five important functions of parliament: <br />to provide a place for government to work; <br />to make laws;<br />to provide money needed for government; <br />to provide a place for peoples opinions to be heard; and <br />to make sure the government does the right thing.<br />
  3. 3. Australian Parliament<br />The Governor-General<br />The Governor-General is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. <br />The Senate<br />The Senate has 76 Senators - 12 are elected for each of the 6 states, and 2 each for the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. <br />Equal representation of states<br />The House of Representatives<br />The House of Representatives has 150 Members - each representing a separate electoral division.<br />The most distinctive feature of the House is that the party with majority in the House forms the Government.<br />
  4. 4. Australian Parliament<br />The Constitution<br />Legislative<br />Power<br />Executive<br />Power<br />Judicial<br />Power<br />High Court<br />House of representatives<br />The Governor General<br />Senate<br />Other Federal Courts<br />Government Departments<br />