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Politics and Law

Year 8

What is the Cabinet? People selected to make decisions of the government.
What does Bicameral mean? A place having two chambers, Upper and Lower.
What is coalition? When two political parties join together to become one.
What is constitution? The set of guidelines approved by the Governor general that the Australian government has to follow.
What is Constitutional Monarchy? The type of government that is based on a constitution and has a queen or king as its head of state.
What is democracy? Government is elected by the people during an election period.
What is Federation? The process of separate states that join together under one central government.
What is the Minister? A member of parliament who is chosen by the prime minister to be responsible for a government department.
What is the Monarchy? King or Queen is head of state. Britain's Queen for example has very little political power.
Who is the Whip? A member of parliament who makes sure that other members are available for an important vote.
What is the Political party? A group of people that campaign to be elected as prime minister.
What is the head of Australia's government referred to? The Prime Minister
What is the head of the State Government referred to? Premier
What is the head of the local council referred to? Mayor
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