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    Australia Government
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  • What is the name of Australia's elected legislative body?
    Commonwealth Parliament
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  • What type of democratic government does Australia have?
    Parliamentary Democracy
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  • The people of Australia elect __________________________.
    Parliament's members
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  • The members of parliament choose the _____________ ____________________to be the head of government.
    Prime Minister
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  • Who is the head of state in Australia?
    The British Monarch
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  • Who is the head of government in Australia?
    The Prime Minister
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  • How is the governor-general chosen?
    Appointed by the British Monarch
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  • True or False: Australia has a constitution.
    True
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  • True or False: The prime minister gets no say in recommending who the governor-general will be.
    False
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  • List 1 duty of the monarch that the governor-general does in her place.
    1. Sign laws 2. Serve as commander-in-chief of armed forces 3. Approve elections
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  • What are the two houses called in the Commonwealth Parliament?
    House of Representatives and the Senate
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  • What is an MP?
    Member of Parliament
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  • Define electorates.
    Divided areas with about the same amount of people living in it with a person voted by the people to represent them in parliament.
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  • Who is the “Opposition” in Parliament?
    The party with the second highest number of seats.
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  • After an election what party does the prime minister come from?
    The leader of the winning party in the House of Representatives
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  • In Australia, voting is compulsory. Explain what that means.
    You are required to vote unless you have a good reason not to such as an illness.
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  • What can happen to Australians if they do not vote?
    Can be fined or may have to go to court
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  • List 2 freedoms that Australians have.
    1. Religion 2. Speech 3. Choose their own jobs 4. Travel
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  • **What type of government only has 1 leader?
    Autocratic
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  • **What type of government has the most political freedom for citizens?
    Democratic
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  • **What is the difference between a presidential and parliamentary democracy?
    Presidential people vote directly for the leader; Parliamentary the legislative selects the leader
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  • **In which type of democracy are the executive and legislative branches completely separate?
    Presidential Democracy
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  • **In which type of democracy does the legislative branch determine the executive branch?
    Parliamentary Democracy
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  • What does "the crown" refer to?
    The monarch, or king or queen of Australia
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