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D - SS - Unit 5

Australian Government

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What type of government does Australia have? Federal Parliamentary Democracy
What makes up a federal system of government? individual states that share authority with a central government
What is democracy? the people have a say about how they are governed
Who elects members of parliament? the Australian people
What do the members of parliament do? make decisions for the whole country
Who do members of parliament represent? the Australian people
In Australia, what are voters required to do? vote in all elections
If an Australian does not vote, what will happen? they can be fined
What is the governing body in Australia called? Parliament
What does bicameral mean? two houses
Australia's parliament is set-up like what other country? Great Britain
Who selects the Prime Minister? the party that wins the majority of the votes
What is a Prime Minister? the head of the government
What is a parliamentary system of government? a democratic form of government in which voters choose representatives to a governing body called a parliament
Australia is also known as what type of monarchy? constitutional
Created by: lprinke