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How many representatives are elected in each of the states?
The states are equally represented in the Senate, regardless of their population size. There are 12 representatives elected from each state.
Which of the following bodies is responsible for all Tax related matters, like, collection of taxes from individuals, institutes, corporate, companies etc. who are liable to pay taxes?
Tax is collected by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) from both businesses and individuals. The ATO works to ensure all citizens are aware of their tax rights and obligations to pay the correct amount of tax.
How many representatives are elected in each of the mainland territories?
Both mainland territories elect two representatives each.
The statement 'No person or group is above the law and all Australians are equal under the law' comes under which of the following?
All Australians are equal under the law and no person or group is above the law. This is called the ‘rule of law’. People who hold positions of power in the Australian community must obey Australia’s laws. This includes government, community and religious leaders, as well as businesspeople and the police.
Which of the following governments is responsible for public transport?
State and territory governments are responsible for public transport.
What kind of spirit is encouraged in Australia?
In Australia, there is a spirit of ‘mateship’. This means we help and receive help from each other in times of need. A mate is often a friend, but can also be a total stranger. A mate might take a meal to an elderly neighbour, drive a friend to a medical appointment or visit someone who is lonely.
What representation does the shield in the centre of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms make?
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms is the official symbol of the Commonwealth of Australia. It represents our national unity. It identifies the authority and property of the Commonwealth of Australia.
In which part of Australia are many large mining projects located?
Western Australia is the largest state. The east of the state is mostly desert, while the south-west is a rich agricultural and wine-growing area. The state is home to many large mining projects. About three-quarters of the state’s population lives in Perth, the capital city.
Which of the following cities is the capital city of the northern territory?
The Northern Territory has the tropics in the north and red desert soil in the south. Most of its small population live in the capital city, Darwin, and along the main highway between Darwin and Alice Springs, which is the main town near the centre of Australia.
In the Australian court hierarchy which of the following courts are considered supreme.
The High Court of Australia is the supreme court in the Australian court hierarchy and the final court of appeal in Australia. It has both original and appellate jurisdiction, the power of judicial review over laws passed by the Parliament of Australia and the parliaments of the states, and the ability to interpret the Constitution of Australia and thereby shape the development of federalism in Australia.
Which of the following, specifies cases of domestic violence where one relationship partner cheats another in paying or handling money?
A form of domestic violence, where one partner in a relationship prevents the other partner from receiving or handling money.
Lin experienced economic deprivation because her husband gave her no money.
Complete the sentence: Australian government is __________
The government in Australia is secular. This means that there is no official national religion.
Complete the sentence: You may also call Australian national police force as _____________ .
Australia also has a national police force called the Australian Federal Police. The Australian Federal Police investigates crimes against federal laws, for example, drug trafficking, crimes against national security and crimes against the environment. The Australian Federal Police is also responsible for general police work in the Australian Capital Territory.
There are Governors present in every Australian state.
In each of the states there is a Governor who represents the Queen in a role that is similar to the Governor-General.
Which of the following governments is responsible for noise and animal control?
Local governments (and the Australian Capital Territory Government) are responsible for noise and animal control.
What colours do the Torres Strait Islander Flag bear?
The Torres Strait Islander Flag is green, blue, black and white.
Name the smallest state in Australia
Tasmania is the smallest state, separated from the mainland by Bass Strait. Much of the island has unspoilt wilderness landscapes. Tasmania’s capital city is Hobart.
Which is the date of the Anzac Day?
Anzac Day is observed on 25 April each year. Anzac Day is named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, which landed at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I on 25 April 1915.
Which of the following commissions is responsible for maintaining Electoral Roll and conducting Federal Elections and Referendums?
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is a Commonwealth agency. It conducts federal elections and referendums and maintains the Commonwealth electoral roll.
What majority is required in the referendum in order to facilitate any amendments in the Australian Constitution ?
In a referendum, there needs to be a double majority for the Australian Constitution to be changed. This means that the majority of voters in a majority of states and a majority of voters across the nation must vote for the change.
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