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What is a referendum ?
The Australian Constitution can only be changed through a special vote called a referendum.
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.
What is the correct term to designate a person who works for an organization without any payment?
A person who gives their time to a person or organisation without expecting payment.
Raza is a volunteer who teaches people English in their homes.
What is the status of a person who holds a visa to work and live in Australia with no time limit?
A person with a visa to work and live in Australia with no time limit is considered a Permanent Resident. Permanent residents have the right to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely. They enjoy most of the rights and privileges of an Australian citizen, with the exception of voting in federal elections. This status provides a sense of security and stability for individuals who have chosen to make Australia their long-term home.
What is the official name of the list that enrolls eligible voters from across the country for use in elections?
The list of people entitled to vote in an election or referendum. When Jan arrived at the voting centre, the official looked for her name on the electoral roll.
What form of government is characterized by representatives elected through regular parliamentary elections by the public?
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 process by which the obedience of law is exercised among the public?
Enforce the law:
To make sure that people follow the law. Police enforce the law and keep the peace.
What terminology would you use for a situation in which one partner exercises control over the other by restricting their interactions with third parties and monitoring all their activities and movements?
A form of domestic violence where one partner in a relationship controls who the other partner sees and talks to, what they read and where they go.
Sandi was in forced isolation because her husband did not allow her to visit friends or family.
Which of the following serves as the basis for Judaeo-Christian values?
Of both the Jewish and the Christian religions. Judaeo-Christian values are those based on lessons from the Bible.
What is the name of the historical voyage of 11 ships that arrived in New South Wales under the captaincy of Admiral Arthur Phillip, carrying convicts for settlement?
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.
What is the name used for the individuals who are authorized to speak or act 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 process called where the acceptability of a new law is verified for consideration?
To consider a proposal for a new law and decide whether to accept or reject it. The Senate, as the House of Review, debated a taxation Bill from the Lower House.
What is the term for the Judge of a lower court?
A judge of a lower court. The magistrate found the thief guilty and sent him to jail.
What is the term for relationships in which one offers or receives help or services from known or unknown individuals in times of necessity?
Helping and receiving help from others, especially in difficult times.
When my car broke down, the other drivers helped to push it in the spirit of mateship.
What is the better-known name of a local government area?
A local government area. The roads in my shire are very safe.
What is the other word from the options that can express both independence and personal freedom?
Personal freedom and independence. In our democratic society, people have freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom of association. We value these liberties.
What is the term used for the pensions or benefits provided by the Australian Government to assist disabled, elderly, unemployed, and needy people?
Government pensions or benefits to help unemployed people, disabled people, elderly people and others in need.
When Trang lost her job, she had to apply for social security.
What is the name of the democratic process in which people vote to select a representative to serve in parliament?
An event in which citizens choose a person to represent them in parliament.
Australian citizens aged 18 years or over must vote in an election.
What is the Commonwealth of Australia?
The union of colonies into one nation with the colonies retaining certain powers. In 1901, the colonies were united into a federation called the Commonwealth of Australia.
What is the term used for the voting system in which compulsory voting programs are implemented in the event of any need for a change in the constitution?
A vote by all voters on a proposed change to the Australian Constitution.
In a 1967 referendum, the people voted to count Indigenous Australians in the census.
What is the terminology used for the system where votes are cast secretly, and the voter is neither influenced by any individual nor does the voter inform others to whom he cast his vote.
A system of voting where people vote privately, so no one can influence or pressure them to vote in a certain way. In a secret ballot, no one else watches while you write your vote.
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