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The period during which Australia saw the maximum rise and fall of migration is:
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, migration levels rose and fell. There were programs to actively encourage British migrants to settle here, and many did.
In which month of the year 1788 did the first fleet from Great Britain arrive in Australia?
The group of 11 ships which set out from Britain under Captain Arthur Phillip to establish a convict settlement in New South Wales.
On Australia Day we remember the landing of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788.
Where does Australia rank in terms of size among the largest countries?
Australia is one of the world’s oldest land masses. It is the sixth largest country in the world. It is also the driest inhabited continent, so in most parts of Australia water is a very precious resource.
Who appoints the Governor-General of Australia?
Australia’s Head of State is the King of Australia, His Majesty King Charles III.
The King of Australia appoints the Governor-General as his representative in Australia, on advice from the Australian Prime Minister. The Governor-General acts independently of all political parties. The King does not have a day-to-day role in government.
In which position is the Union Jack located on the Australian flag?
The flag of the United Kingdom, known as the Union Jack, is in the top left corner. The flag represents our history of British settlement.
What is the meaning of 'Terra Australis Incognita' and which Promised Land does it refer to?
In the 17th century, European explorers discovered parts of what they called ‘Terra Australis Incognita’, the unknown land of the south.
In which city, on the eve of Australian Day, does the Prime Minister announce 'The Australian of the Year'?
On the eve of Australia Day, the Prime Minister announces the Australian of the Year Awards in Canberra.
The name of the legal document that sets out the rules for the government of Australia is:
The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 is the legal document that sets out the basic rules for the government of Australia. The Australian Constitution was originally passed as part of a British Act of Parliament in 1900. On 1 January 1901, when the Constitution took effect, the Australian colonies became one independent nation, the Commonwealth of Australia.
During the citizenship ceremony, to whom is your loyalty pledged?
At the citizenship ceremony, you pledge your loyalty to Australia and its people. It is therefore important for you to have an understanding of Australia’s community and population, including our Indigenous heritage.
Why is Australia Day celebrated nationwide on the 26th of January?
Australia Day is the day that we honour our history and all the people who have made this nation great. It is a day to rejoice in the present and commit to a happy and prosperous future together. For this reason, it is a day when many citizenship ceremonies are held across the country.
What are the National colours of Australia?
Australia’s national colours are green and gold, the colours of the golden wattle. The uniforms of our national sports teams are usually green and gold.
How many points of the Commonwealth stars are visible on the Australian flag?
The Commonwealth Star is under the Union Jack. This star has seven points, one point for each of the six states and one for the territories.
Which is the correct statement about the state governments?
There are six states and two mainland territories in Australia. Each state has its own constitution and its own parliament. State and territory governments are based in their capital cities.
How many official flags are there in Australia?
The Australian National Flag is the official flag of our nation. Other flags that are officially recognised and may be flown in the community include the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag.
What is the meaning of opposition party?
The party or coalition of parties with the second largest number of members in the House of Representatives is known as the Opposition. Its leader is called the Leader of the Opposition.
What entity holds the authority to grant construction permits for buildings in Australia?
Local governments (and the Australian Capital Territory Government) are responsible for building permits.
What happened in Australia on 1 January 1901?
On 1 January 1901, when the Constitution took effect, the Australian colonies became one independent nation, the Commonwealth of Australia.
On 1 January 1901, the colonies were united into a federation of states called the Commonwealth of Australia.
What date in the year 1788 marked the arrival of the first fleet from Great Britain to Australia?
European settlement started when the first 11 convict ships, which became known as the ‘First Fleet’, arrived from Great Britain on 26 January 1788.
The statement "It identifies the authority and property of the Commonwealth of Australia" can be quoted in reference to:
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.
Which of these statements about passports is correct?
You have the right to apply for an Australian passport. As an Australian citizen, you are free to travel overseas and return to Australia. You do not need a visa to come back to Australia.
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