Government and Politics in Australia brainstorm (The current mayor of the…
Government and Politics in Australia brainstorm
There is a prime minister of Australia and the prime minister can be voted out on election dates
There are many different parties. The main two/most popular are the Labour party and the Libreal party. These parties can be elected to make decsions for the country.
You must be over the age of 18 to vote for parties and prime minister
Our government system is called a democracy, meaning that the people can vote for what they want. Parties come up with the ideas and the people can vote on what happens and which idea is the best.
There are different stages of government - state, federal and local. State looks after the state, and usually the head of the state would be called the governor of Victoria. The federal government is looking after the whole nation. The local government is like the suburb that you live in.
Some parties include:
The Greens Party
The party thats slogan is "Make Australia great again"
There has been many different Prime Ministers in the past. Some include:
Scott Morrison is the current Prime minister of Australia. He was voted in after our previous Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned.
Different levels of government have different responsibilities. For example, the local government would look after stuff like bins and social events.
Australia decided to Federate in the early 1900s. This was when Australia became a democracy meaning the the people could vote for what they want.
Women only got the right to vote in the 1970s. In the early 1900s women called suffragettes rallied for the right to vote.
We used to be part of England's government - until we declared freedom.
There are different laws in diffrent states the apply to th citizens in each states. Not all laws in every state is the same.
Australian states used to be separate colonies untill we decided to federate - combining all colonies into one
Australia wasn't always a country it used to be a continent
The current mayor of the Bayside city council is Laurence Evans
The current premier of Victoria is Daniel Andrews
The head of a local council is called a mayor
The head of the state goverment is called a premier
There are 12 members of the senate. These members can be voted in by citizens (they can choose who they want) or be chosen by the parties (citizens can vote for parties, then the party elects someone as the Prime minister
In State and Local Government, citizens can vote for who they want to represent them. They can either vote for a party (the party elects the leader) or individually choose people (eg. 1. Sam 2. Bobby)
There are two houses in the Australian Federal government. The house of Representatives and The Senate.
There are two houses in the Australian State Government. These houses are called the Lower House and the Upper House.
The federal government is funded from taxes that are payed by the citizens of Australia. The State government is funded by the federal government and also gets money from duties charges (eg purchasing a house. The local government gets its money from rates duties and charges. It also receives money from the State Government.
A law is only passed after the House of Representatives agrees on it. From there, it goes to the Senate. If it passes both houses, it continues on to the Governor General, where he reads through the bill and signs it. If he thinks that something is incorrect, then he can send it back to the House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives is green and the senate is red
The High Court always has an odd number of members, so there will always be an absolute majority.
If there is any problems with laws or bills, The high Court of Australia will have their say.
The Governor General represents the Queen of England. This person is chosen by the Prime Minister. The Governor General has many important roles, for example:
-appointing ministers, judges and ambassadors
-giving royal assent bills
-issuing writs for election
-bestowing Australian honors (such as medals and badges)
The Governor General can also dismiss Prime Ministers if needed.