3rd Presentation Government

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3rd Presentation Government

  1. 1. There are hundreds of examples of women in Australia…and what kind of women! A wonderful Queen: Jennifer Hawkins (Miss Universe 2004):
  2. 2. But you must know that in Australia there is only one authentic Queen… Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
  3. 3. Australian Government Presented by Oscar Trujillo
  4. 4. The Commonwealth of Australia is a federal constitutional monarchy (Westminster style) under a parliamentary democracy.
  5. 5. The Commonwealth Of Nations Of Realms
  6. 6. The Queen is represented by the Governor-General at federal level and by the Governors at state level. Although the Constitution gives extensive executive powers to the Governor- General, these are normally exercised 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 respective state.
  7. 7. Legislature • 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.
  8. 8. Executive Enacts the laws by Royal Assent, administers the laws and carries out the tasks assigned to it by legislation • Queen Elizabeth II • Governor-General Quentin Bryce • Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
  9. 9. Judiciary • 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
  10. 10. God Save the Queen Did you think I’d forgotten her? Thank’s http://www.australia.gov.au/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Australia

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