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State and Territory Governments in Australia

The Constitution allows for the creation of new States within the Commonwealth, bur sporadic movements in parts of Queensland and New South Wales for subdivision (and in Western Australia for secession) have come to nothing. The sparsely settled and largely self-governing Northern Territory is likely to be the first new State since federation. The structure [...]

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The Judicature and Legal System in Australia

The rule of law as a bulwark against arbitrary government and guarantee of civil rights is a fundamental principle of the Australian system of justice. Most civil and criminal law in Australia derives either from Scare legislation and regulations, or from the fairish heritage of common law as interpreted by the courts. Federal law is [...]

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Federal Parliament in Australia

The first three chapters of the Constitution lay down the traditional separation of powers between the legislature, the executive and the judicature. However, unlike the case in the United Stares, where these three are indeed strictly separate, in Australia, as in Britain, the executive is drawn from and accountable to the legislature. Formally, Parliament comprises [...]

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Australian Political History

Government Australia’s national day, 26 January, celebrates the founding of the first permanent European settlement in 1788. Many Australians commemorate this anniversary with a mixture of national pride and shame fur the infant colony of New South Wales was born as a penal establishment under military rule and signalled the dispersal, dispossession and numberless deaths [...]

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