Who are some of Australia's Leaders?

Head of State The Queen of Australia
Governor-General The representative of the Head of State in Australia
Governor The representative of the Head of State in each Australian state
Prime Minister The leader of the Australian Government
Premier The leader of a state government
Chief Minister The leader of a territory government
Government minister A Member of Parliament chosen by a government leader to be responsible for an area of government
Member of Parliament (MP) An elected representative of the people in the Australian Parliament or a state parliament
Senator An elected representative of a state or territory in the Australian Parliament
Mayor or Shire President The leader of a local government
Councillor An elected member of a local council

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Part 1 - Australia and its people

» Australia's states and territories
» Important days for Australians
» Australia's flags and symbols

Part 2 - Australia's democratic beliefs, rights and liberties

» Our democratic beliefs
» Our freedoms
» Our equalities
» Responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship
» Participating in Australian society

Part 3 - Government and the law in Australia

» How do I have my say?
» How did we establish our system of government?
» How is the power of government controlled?
» Who is Australia's Head of State?
» Who are some of Australia's leaders?
» How is Australia Governed?
» What do the three levels of government do?
» What role do political parties play in the way Australia is governed?
» How is the Australian Government formed?
» How are laws made?
» How are laws enforced?
» Criminal offences in Australia

Part 4 - Australian values

» Our values
» Our community

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