Parliament, Parties and People: Australian Politics Today
Aimed at upper secondary/early tertiary students this guide describes and analyses the operations of the Australian parliament and cabinet. Emphasises the theme of representation in areas like electoral systems, voting patterns and the public service. Includes themes for discussion.
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Aboriginal action activities areas Australian Democrats Australian electoral Australian Labor Party Australian parties Australian political authority backbenchers become cabinet candidates caucus cent citizens cleavage coalition committees compulsory voting concept constitution convention Country Party debate decisions democracy Document dominant economic election electoral systems executive federal formal functions Governor-General Hence House of Representatives ideology important independent individual industry influence interests involved issues Labor government Labor Party leaders legislation Liberal majority mass media means members of parliament membership Menzies national government National Party non-Labor opinions opposition organisation parliamentary party identification party system policies political parties political process political system population preferential voting pressure groups prime minister problem programmes proportional representation public servants public service Queensland question referendum reform responsible government result role rural seats seek Senate social socialist society South Australia structure voters Westminster system Whitlam