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What is the minimum age for contesting in election in Australia?
Australian citizens aged 18 years or over can seek election to parliament at the federal, state or territory level. It is both an honour and a serious responsibility to serve in an Australian parliament.
Under the purview of which Government does the police department fall into?
State and territory governments are responsible for police.
Complete the sentence : Another name for the House of representatives is__________ .
The House of Representatives is sometimes called the Lower House or the People’s House.
Immigration and citizenship falls under the responsibility of which of the following Government?
The Australian Government is responsible for immigration and citizenship.
Name the head of state of Australia?
Australia’s Head of State is the Queen of Australia, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Which Government is responsible for matters related to Pensions, family support, social security etc?
The Australian Government is responsible for social security (pensions and family support).
Who is supreme command in a court?
The judge or magistrate is the highest authority in the court. Judges and magistrates are independent and no one can tell them what to decide.
What terminology is used for Illegal carrying, buying or selling of drugs?
Carrying or buying drugs to sell illegally.
Jess was sent to jail for drug trafficking.
How many members are there in the House of Representatives in Australia?
The number of MPs for each state and territory is based on the size of its population. The people of Australia elect a total of 150 members to the House of Representatives.
Who is the person / body empowered to appoint judges and magistrates in Australia?
Judges and magistrates are appointed by the government, but the government cannot take their jobs away if it disagrees with their decisions.
Which Australian state has Hobart as its Capital ?
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.
When does a bill promulgate into a law in Australia?
When the Governor-General signs the Bill, it becomes a law. This is called Royal Assent.
Who is empowered to amend laws in Australia ?
Only parliament has the power to make and change the laws that govern the country.
In which of the states in Australia the Great Barrier Reef is situated?
Queensland is the second largest state. It has the Torres Strait Islands in the north, tropical rainforests, temperate coastal areas and an often dry inland. The world famous Great Barrier Reef runs along its eastern coast. Queensland’s capital city is Brisbane.
The government that is formed out of publicly elected representatives is called ______ .
A system of government based on the regular election of representatives to parliament by the citizens. In a parliamentary democracy, the people vote for their representatives.
What is the word used for the person who works for an organisation without any benefit?
A person who gives their time to a person or organisation without expecting payment.
Taylor is a volunteer who teaches people English in their homes.
What is the capital city of Australia?
Canberra is Australia’s capital city, and each state and mainland territory has its own capital.
What does the black colour present in the Australian aboriginal flag represents?
The top half is black and represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.
Complete the sentence: Railways comes under the purview of ________ .
State and territory governments are responsible for railways.
In which of the states in Australia most of the wine regions and a rugged coastline exist?
South Australia has a rugged coastline and many famous wine regions. Adelaide, the capital city, has many examples of fine colonial architecture.
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