Government and Politics in Australia (In the federal government different…
Government and Politics in Australia
I know that there are three different types of government in Australia.
There is the Federal Government: Where they make important decisions such as major transport issues and immigration issues.
There is State Government: Where they deal with issues revolved around public transport, housing permits and jail/asylum problems.
There is Local Government which deals with issues like graffiti, rubbish bin collection, street cleaning and public toilets.
I know that the most recent change of Prime Minister was not voted by the Citizens of Australia. (Which made many Australians confused as to what happened over the hours that Scott Morrison was elected by the party of Liberals to take over Malcolm Turnbull's current position as Prime Minister.
I know that at the Parliament House in Canberra politicians discuss issues about voting. They also debate about many topics that are being argued about by the citizens of Australia.
I know that the Prime Minister is someone who is at the top of the government chain in Australia and most really important things run past him.
I know that the amount of women in the government is unbalanced because there are more men in the roles of government. (as government used to be a males' job there is a strong male domination in the government and in other government parties)
Colour Codes: Red At The Start / Amber After Three Weeks / Green After Trip To Canberra
The Westminster system is the type of system that Australia uses in government.
Australia's government is a democracy which means that every person in Australia that is over 18 can vote on issues that effect them.
In Australia the government is split up into two parts of the federal government. The Senate and then the house of Representatives.
To become a representative of a place in Australia or a government, you have to be elected by the public.
The Federal, State and Local government deal with different types of issues depending on what they are.
In the federal government different parties secure something called a seat. There are many seats in government and they can be secured by previous governments/parties. If you have a "Safe seat" it means that you have secured that seat and it is yours. If you do not have a safe seat it means that other parties or independent parties could possibly take that seat of the previous holder.
Before Malcolm Turnbull resigned from government, he had the seat and was the representative for Wentworth. But as Malcolm Turnbull resigned from government his seat was now empty. So, they had to hold an election and the public had to vote for another Representative to take his place.
There are name different parties in government and they all have a very different approach on government. You can be a Democratic a laissez faire or a democracy.
The Governor General represents the queen and the British monarchy and can fire a Prime Minister if they chose to. However they do not need to follow the queen's rules.
The Governor general has special powers which he/she can use to fire a prime minister. This power has only been used once in Australia's history where the Governor general had to fire the prime minister because no bills where getting passed.
In the old parliament house the senate and the house of representatives where darker colours of the once in the new parliament house. The red and green colours from the British parliaments influenced the Australians as to what colour they should make their own.
In the new parliament house it is fitted with clocks that have led lights on the bottom of it and when you need to be in the rooms of the senate or the house of representatives the colour of the room you need to be in is lit up on the bottom of the clock and inside the clock there is a little alarm which goes of for 4 minutes. All people who have to go to the senate or the house of representatives must get there in 4 minutes because if they aren't they will close the doors and they won't be allowed to come into the room of which they had to be in.
When you vote in an election it is important that you write all your preferences in order and number all the boxes because if you don't your vote won't count.
The Governor general has two official houses, one in Canberra and one in Sydney. He also has a few different cars he can chose to get driven in. The Roles Royce is for official occasions and is mainly used when someone important comes to the governor general's house.
The high court of Australia has 3 court rooms and in the rooms they deal with different issues that either involve the government or break the Constitution.
The government can not change the Constitution only the Australian citizens can by voting Yes or No.
In the high court there has to be an odd number of judges otherwise there won't be a majority.