New Australian Citizenship Practice Test 5

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Which office in Australia is responsible for creating awareness among citizens about tax rights and issues related to justified tax amounts, etc.?

  • Australian Electoral Office
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Australian Companies Office
  • Australian National Audit Office

How many members does the House of Representatives comprise?

  • 140
  • 250
  • 350
  • 150

Decisions of the Australian Electoral Commission cannot be influenced by any individual, political party, or any other institution.

  • Yes
  • No

During which of these years were six British colonies functioning as self-governing states before coming under the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia?

  • 1701
  • 1801
  • 1601
  • 1901

It is a matter of great pride that Australia did not emerge through any revolution or bloodshed. However, which of the following processes was the main reason for its coming into existence?

  • Negotiation
  • Referendum
  • Both A & B
  • None of the above

What are the members of parliament called who are given responsibilities for different ministries by the Prime Minister?

  • Premier
  • Chief Minister
  • Government Ministers
  • None of the above

What is another very commonly used name for the House of Representatives?

  • Upper House
  • Lower House or the People's House
  • House of Review
  • States House

Complete the sentence: An elected member of a Local Council is commonly referred to as a __________.

  • Chief Minister
  • Senator
  • Councillor
  • Premier

The basic rules of the Government of Australia were formulated in accordance with the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1900.

  • Yes
  • No

Who is responsible for collecting taxes from individuals, companies, organizations, etc., that are liable to pay taxes?

  • Australian Electoral Office
  • Australian Companies Office
  • Australian Transport Office
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

What do we call the individuals who, after winning the parliamentary election, represent the country's people in the Australian Parliament?

  • The Governor
  • Chief Minister
  • Premier
  • Member of Parliament (MP)

What is the official designation given to the Leader of a Local Council?

  • Senator
  • Chief Minister
  • Premier
  • Mayor or Shire President

Who leads a State Government?

  • Premier
  • Chief Minister
  • The Governor
  • The Queen

Who is the person leading a Territory Government?

  • The Governor
  • Premier
  • Chief Minister
  • The Queen

What was formed as a result of the unification of six British colonies into a federation on January 1, 1901?

  • Commonwealth of independent states
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Commonwealth of Nations
  • None of the above

Which Australian commission is responsible for maintaining the Electoral Roll and conducting federal elections and referendums?

  • Australian public service commission
  • The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)
  • Australian high commission
  • Australian human rights commission

One of the important responsibilities of the House of Representatives is to debate and vote on issues pertaining to proposals for new laws and/or changes to existing laws.

  • Yes
  • No

What do we call the individuals who, after winning a state/territory election, represent that state or territory in the Australian Parliament?

  • Senator
  • Premier
  • Chief Minister
  • The Governor

What are the basic criteria upon which the number of MPs for each state and territory is decided?

  • The size of its population
  • The size of men population
  • The size of women population
  • The size of educated people population

How can Australian voters communicate their views on government policies and laws?

  • Discuss it with your local member of parliament.
  • Write a letter outlining your views.
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

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  • Number of questions: 20
  • Answer correctly to pass: 15
  • Passing score: 75%