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Wiltja Humanities

Australian Government

TermDefinition
government An assembly of elected members that run a country.
democracy A system of government where citizens can elect people to represent them.
concept An idea.
federal A level of government that make decisions and laws for the whole country.
state A part of a country (there are 6 in Australia).
territory An area of land controlled by a nation that are not states (there are 2 in Australia).
Prime Minister The leading minister in Australia.
representatives People who represent a large group of people.
election An event where citizens vote for a member of government.
vote The way to choose someone to represent you in government.
responsibility To be in charge of looking after something or someone.
compulsory Something you have to do.
voluntary To choose to do something for free.
legislative The power to make laws.
parliament An assembly of representatives that makes laws for a nation; government.
politician Someone who is elected by the people to represent them in government.
Local Government The level of government whose jobs include rubbish collection and road repairs; also known as a council.
Premier The leader of State Government.
immigration The process of moving people from their home country to another country.
welfare Help from the government in the form of money and services.
Created by: Mr_M_Morrison
 

 



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