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What is the population of Australia?
Today, Australia has a population of about 25 million people. Over one quarter of these people were born overseas. Australia is greatly enriched by the contribution these people make to our nation. While we celebrate the diversity of Australia’s people, we also aim to build a cohesive and unified nation.
What is the name of the national anthem of Australia?
‘Advance Australia Fair’ is Australia’s national anthem. It is sung on occasions of national importance. It is also sung at Australian citizenship ceremonies, major sporting events and at school. It unites the nation and is a public expression of the joy and pride in being Australian.
Who is the authority to make new laws or amend old laws in Australia?
Only parliament has the power to make and change the laws that govern the country.
What is the full form of COAG?
Some responsibilities are shared between the various levels of government. The Council of Australian Government (COAG) has been set up to encourage cooperation between the levels of government.
What do you say to the person who is authorised to act or speak on behalf of others?
A person who acts or speaks for others. My local council representative liked my idea and presented it at the council meeting.
What is the capital of Queensland?
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.
After an election in order to Form a majority or a strong party often two or more political parties associate under a political strategy. What is it called?
After an election, the political party or coalition of parties with the majority of members in the House of Representatives forms the Australian Government. The leader of this party becomes the leader of the Australian Government, the Prime Minister.
In the states of Australia who is representative of the Head of State?
The representative of the Head of State in each Australian state
In each of the state of Australia the Queen has a representative. What is the person known as?
In each of the states there is a Governor who represents the Queen in a role that is similar to the Governor-General.
What is the designation given to the person who after winning an election in the State or Territory, represent the state or territory in the Australian Parliament?
An elected representative of a state or territory in the Australian Parliament.
Who is the authority to appoint the Administrator for the Northern Territory?
In the Northern Territory, an Administrator is appointed by the Governor-General.
Sometimes there are members of parliament, who do not belong to any political party. What are they called?
Most members of parliament belong to political parties. Some members of parliament do not belong to any political party. They are called Independents.
In which year Commonwealth of Australia is formed after unification of British colonies?
In 1901, the colonies were united into a federation of states called the Commonwealth of Australia. At that time, Australia’s population was counted at about four million people. This number did not include the Indigenous people.
In the Northern Territory what is the designation of the person serving as a State Governor?
In the Northern Territory, an Administrator is appointed by the Governor-General. The role and responsibilities of the Administrator are similar to those of a state Governor.
What is the name of the system called in which people vote candidates of their own choice who being part of the government rules the country?
Australia is a democracy. A democracy is a system of government in which citizens freely choose representatives to govern the country and make laws on their behalf.
What powers are vested in Governor-General and Australian Ministers?
Executive power is the power to put the laws into practice. The Executive includes Australian Government ministers and the Governor-General. Each minister is responsible for one or more government departments.
What is the terminology used for the relations, where you offer or receive help or services from known or unknown people at times of necessity?
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 is the name of the capital city of Victoria?
Victoria is the smallest of the mainland states. Many fine buildings in Victoria were built from the wealth created by the gold rush of the 1850s. Victoria’s capital city is Melbourne.
Who is the Head of a territory government?
The leader of a territory government is the Chief Minister.
Answer in 'Yes or No': Seatbelt must be worn during travelling in car.
Everybody travelling in a car must wear a seatbelt. Babies and young children must be in an approved car seat. Traffic laws relating to speeding and driving after drinking alcohol or taking drugs are very strict. It is also against the law to talk on a hand-held mobile phone while driving.
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