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representative government definition governments are elected by the people and should pass laws that best represents the views, values and attitudes of society
Separation of powers. the 3 powers Legislative power, Executive council and Judicial Power
Legislative power Power to make laws, made by parliament
Executive council running the government and their departments. governor general and executive council
Judicial power Power to apply the laws. held by courts
Why do we have 3 powers so no one power can influence another, each power can operate independently.
3 things needed when describing the structure of parliament bicameral, upper and lower house and the crown
structure of victorian parliament bicameral system, 2 houses, upper house-legislative council, lower house-house of assembly, the governor
structure of commonwealth parliament bicameral, 2 houses, upper house-senate, lower house- house of representatives, governor general
2 roles of the house of representatives initiate laws in the lower house, Represent the people, reflect the views values, and beliefs of the people.
2 roles of the senate protect the interests of the state and ensure laws are made in the best interest of the whole community. Reviews legislation
2 roles of the crown officially open and closes parliamentary sessions, give royal assent to bills making them into a law
2 strengths of parliament laws made by parliament should represent the views and values of the people. the law making process provides for a comprehensive review of the law.
2 weakenesses of parliament Parliament may not make laws in controversial areas as these can result in voter backlash, rubber stamp scenario.
Steps of a bill through parliament (8) Initiation, First reading, Second reading, Consideration in detail, Third reading (Upper house), Certification, Royal assent, Proclamation
responsible government definition members of parliament are responsible to the parliament and the public.
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