australia s government n.
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Australia’s Government

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 9

Australia’s Government - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Australia’s Government. Australia’s Government. Australia has a federal parliamentary democracy . There are three key factors that determine Australia’s government: form of leadership type of legislature role of the citizen. Form of Leadership.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Australia’s Government' - dezso

Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
australia s government1
Australia’s Government
  • Australia has a federal parliamentary democracy.
  • There are three key factors that determine Australia’s government:
    • form of leadership
    • type of legislature
    • role of the citizen
form of leadership
Form of Leadership
  • Queen Elizabeth II (England) is the head of state.
    • She does not run the country, but she signs laws, approves elections, and is commander-in-chief of the military.
  • The prime minister recommends someone to represent the Queen in Australia—the governor-general.
  • The prime minister is the head of the government & has the most political power.
    • leader of the political party with the most members in the Commonwealth Parliament
type of legislature
Type of Legislature
  • An elected government operates the country.
  • Every 4 years, citizens who are over 18 vote for members of parliament.
  • Parliament meets several times a year and makes laws that affect how Australians live.
  • There are 2 houses of the Commonwealth Parliament:
    • House of Representatives
    • Senate
type of legislature1
Type of Legislature
  • House of Representatives: Australia is divided into areas called electorates; people living in each electorate vote for a person to represent them in parliament.
    • elected person becomes the MP of the House of Representatives for that area
  • Senate: people from each state and the 2 territories elect 12 people to be their senators
role of the citizen
Role of the Citizen
  • democracy: voters choose the lawmakers
  • Everyone who is 18 or over is required by law to vote.
    • Citizens can be fined or go to court if they don’t vote.
  • Citizens vote for MPs -- the leader of the party that gets the most votes becomes the prime minister.
  • Voters do not vote for the head of state (Queen), the governor-general, or directly for the prime minister.
role of the citizen1
Role of the Citizen
  • Australians enjoy many freedoms.
    • freedom of religion, speech, job choice, travel, etc.
  • They can vote for the leaders that make laws and lead the country.
  • Their level of freedom is similar to what people have in the United Kingdom & the United States.
your task
Your Task:
  • Create a brochure that informs others about Australia’s government. Please include a section for each of the following:
  • 1. Leadership
    • Describe the 3 leaders
  • 2. Legislature
    • Describe the 2 houses of Australia’s Parliament
  • 3. Role of the Citizen
    • Who gets to vote? What freedoms do citizens have?