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Australia is governed by a federal constitutional monarchy under a parliamentary democracy. Ask questions here about Australian government history, organization and traditions.

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How much money does Australia spend on foreign aid?

10000000

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What is Julia gillards favourite COLOUR?

blue

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Why don't ASIO spies carry guns?

The Australian Security Intelligence Organization does not carry guns because they have no police authority. They ares simply an investigative service, and if arrests are needed, they may coordinate with the Australian Federal Police.

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What are the roles and responsibilities of the cabinet minister?

Generally speaking a cabinet minister is a political appointee who broadly agrees with the policies of his or her party in a specific field of government.

It is their job to carry out the functions, tasks and policies decided upon by the party.

Though they are the titular head of a particular department and ultimately responsible to the government or leader of the party, they can be removed from office if they fail to follow party policy and often have been.

Nowadays very few voluntarily resign and are usually asked to, as opposed to being dismissed.

Being dismissed from high office would adversely affect the prospects of future employment.

Resignation has less stigma attached.

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What are the similaries and differences between a craft union and an industrial union?

Craft unionism refers to an approach to union organizing that seeks to unify workers in a particular industry along lines of the particular craft of trade that they work in. it contrasts with industrial unionism, in which all workers in the same industry are organized into the same union, regardless of differences in skill Craft unions - organizations of workers with similar skills Industrial unions - are organized by industry :)

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Who was involved in Australia's Federation?

Sir Henry Parkes was a staunch supporter of the Federation of Australia. As a politician, he is perhaps best remembered for his famous Tenterfield Oration, delivered on 24 October 1889, at the Tenterfield School of Arts. In this speech, he advocated the Federation of the six Australian colonies.

The man who became Australia's first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, was a strong advocate of the federation of the Australian colonies, and he led the federal movement following the death of Sir Henry Parkes. In 1897 he was one of the NSW delegates to the Constitutional Convention which developed a constitution for the proposed federation.

Patriotism was also reinforced through the work of writers such as Henry Lawson and, in particular, Banjo Paterson.

On 22 January 1899, leaders of the six Australian colonies met in Melbourne to discuss the federation bill.

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Who was Australia's prime minister in 1888?

No-one. Australia was not yet a nation, but only a collection of different colonies. Federation occurred in 1901, but before that there were no prime ministers.

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What types of law compose Australian legal system?

The Australian legal system is based on the foundation of the Constitution of Australia, from which principles and rights are administered, not necessarily any particular laws! This Constitution also separates the government into 'arms' by which the rule of law can be ensured to be followed. It is this separation of powers that gives the State and Federal parliaments to pass statutes, and the Courts of Australia to produce common law based on the principle of precedent, which is a key element of any Adversarial System of law.

The 'types' of law can be divided into two main categories: Public Laws and Private Laws.

As the names suggest Public law concerns issues between the State and the individual, and Private Law concerns legal issues between individuals and groups.

The major ones are listed below.

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Industrial law
  • Property Law
  • Tort Law
  • Contract Law
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Who is the opposition leader in Queensland Australia?

The current leader of the Opposition in Queensland, Australia, in 2013, is Annastacia Palaszczuk.

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What happens if Campbell Newman loses in Ashgrove but the LNP win?

Campbell Newman won't be premier and the LNP will have to pick a new leader.

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What are 5 important functions of parliament?

1. Act as check on the government

2. Pass laws

3. Pass supply

4. Represent their constituents

5. Formation of government.
Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. The House of Commons and House of Lords each play an important role in Parliament's work.

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Who was the oldest Prime Minister of Australia?

John McEwen - 67

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Is development management multidimensional and multithronged?

yes

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What is Julia gillard's eye color?

There are brown

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They're actually hazel, so obviously do a very convincing impression of brown. But if you look through some photos, they appear blue, in others they appear green and in other they appear brown. The only eye colour that does that is hazel.

Also, in the early section of the book "The Making of Julia Gillard" by Jacqueline Kent, Kent describes Gillard's eyes as being hazel in colour. Given that an enormous amount of research went into the book - including several interviews with Gillard herself - I'd imagine that information was accurate.

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How do courts challenge State power in Australia?

The courts have developeda power to review the administrative actions of the executive arm of government, in the same way that the High Court is able to reveiw legislation.

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Who was Australia's Prime Minister in 1941?

Three Men acted as Australia's Prime Minister during 1941:

Robert Menzies: 26 April 1939 - 29 August 1941

Arthur Fadden: 29 August - 7 October 1941

John Joseph Curtin: 7 October 1941 - 5 July 1945

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What was censored by the Australian government to the Australians in World War 2?

The Australian Government censored everything to do with the war. In the attack on Darwin, other cities did not gain any real information as to what had happened. Or, the government scattered details over weeks, for example, in one week they would say that 4 people died today, the next week another 6 people died here. Anything that disclosed details of an attack were censored to stop mass panic on the homefront. This was not only newspapers but television and radio also. The government was given complete control of the media. Not only the media, but during war time a censorship board was established to censor soldiers letters home to families. Anything censored would just be blacked out.

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What is the purpose of legislation?

the purpose of a legislation is to make laws and help keep congress organized.

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Is tony battie married?

NO

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When was Julia Gillard sworn in as PM?

She has been sworn in twice, the first on 24 June 2010 and then again on 14 September 2010 after the election.

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How many people voted in the 2011 state election?

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What makes Julia gillard a great leader?

Julia Gillard was the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Australia. Things that make her a great leader include that she is a superior negotiator and her resilience.

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Who was the Prime Minister of Australia in 1985?


Bob Hawke.

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Who is the president of Australia in 2012?

Australia does not have a President; it has a Prime Minister.

As of February 2012, the Prime Minister is Julia Gillard.

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Who was the youngest minister in an Australian government?

Kate Ellis, at thirty years of age, is the youngest minister to serve in an Australian government. She is currently, and appropriately, the Youth Minister in the Rudd Labor Government.

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