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Democracy

A system of government by the people in which representatives are elected

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What is a federation

A union of states in which authority or power is divided between a central authority, state authorities and local authorities

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Where is the federal government located

Canberra

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Where is the state government located

Located in the capital city of each state

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Where is the local government located

Located in towns and cities across Australia

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What are the two layers of government in the federal system

The national government which governs the entire country
The state or territory governments that govern particular states or territories

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Define constitution

A constitution is a written statement outlining the basic structure of laws and government. It provides a framework for the operation of government

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What is the federal gov responsible for

Defence
Currency
Trade
Social services
Post
Telecommunications
Immigration

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What is it the state gov responsible for

Education
Transport
Hospitals
Road laws
Public works
Local government

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What is the local gov responsible for

Health centres
Health regulations
Rubbish collection
Rubbish disposal
Parks and gardens

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What are the political parties

Liberal and labour

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What is an electorate

A geographical area

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Labours aim

-Equality and opportunity for women, indigenous people and other groups experiencing disadvantage
-redistribution of income, wealth and economic power
-social security and universal health care
-full employment

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Liberals aim

-privatisation
-deregulation
-small government