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statute law

parliament law

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parliament

-a body of elected representative which debates proposed legislation passes amends or rejects legislation and delegates legislative authority
-all members in the house of reps and the senate

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legislation

law

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bicameral

two houses of parliament

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which house initiates/reviews law

house of reps - initiates law
senate - reviews the law

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government

formed by the political party or parties that have the majority of seats in the house of reps

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opposition

formed by the political party or parties which have remaining seats in the house of reps

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ministers

members of the government who are given responsibility for particular government departments

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the cabinet

formed by some or all of the ministers. they draft most bills and apply them when passed

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shadow ministry

member of the opposition who monitor/question policies and proceeding of the minister

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house of representatives

- one member elected from eah electorate
- 150 seats
- 76 seats = government

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senate

- 76 seats
- 6 states = 12 senators = 72
- 2 territorys = 2 seats = 4
-territories under federal control

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federal

Australia as a whole

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governor-general

David hurley

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prime minister

Scott Morrison

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leader of opposition

Anthony Albanese

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deputy prime minister

Michael McCormack

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Westminster system

the basis of government in the Australian commonwealth, territories, and states

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laws a parliament make

-statute laws
-legislation
-acts of parliament

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stature law and common law

stature law overrides common law

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legislative process

-initiation
-first reading ( reading )
-second reading ( debate )
-third reading ( vote )
-upper house
-assent

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initiation

- member of parliament submits bill to cabinet if accepted it is read before parliament

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the first reading

- bill is read with details

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the second reading

-debating of the bill

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the third reading

-the bill is read again and voted

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the legislative process in the upper house

-once the bill is passed through the lower house it repeats the same process in the upper house

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assent

-one bill is passed through both houses, it is sent to the governor-general to sign off on it

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delegated legislation

-law made by authorities who are given power by parliaments
( state parliament delegates tasks to the area/local government )

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benefit of delegated legislation

- allows laws to be made with necessary time and expertise, while parliament retains ultimate responsibility

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enabling acts

the legislation that parliament delegates power through