Governor-General of Australia

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  • The Australian Constitution And The Use Of Convention Essay

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    The Constitution of Australia is a written document, which came into effect when the six colonies federated to form the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It consists of eight chapters and 128 sections and lays down a set of laws or restraints by which the Federal Government must operate. It establishes the composition, procedures, functions, and powers of government, government authorities, such as the Governor General and other essential institutions. The Constitution is the basic framework for

  • The whitlam government Essay

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    The Whitlam Government (1972 – 1975) introduced many ideas that impacted on all the people of Australia. There may have been impediments that prevented the Whitlam Government from introducing new ideas, such as the Senate. Nevertheless in three years the Whitlam Government managed to win the hearts of many Australians. In their three year reign the Whitlam Government managed to create Medibank, establish firm relations with People’s Republic of China, establish the Department of Aboriginal Affairs

  • Kevin Rudd

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    On Wednesday, 13 February 2008, the Federal Parliament of Australia was filled with hundred of parliamentarians and the representatives of the Indigenous community. The 26th Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Michael Rudd who is an English - Irish man, astonishing and surprising the whole of Australian citizens by delivering a speech entitled ‘Sorry’. He received a standing ovation as he entered the hall before he delivered his remarkable speech. His speech is an official apology on behalf of the Australian

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Australia's Government System

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    Australia (also known as the land down under) is located in the continent of Oceania. Australia is one of 53 countries that are apart of the commonwealth and is one of the few counties that still remain under the British Monarchy today. Even though each country under the British Monarchy is independent to each other, Queen Elizabeth II is still the queen of that country just with one exception. The exception is that Queen Elizabeth II isn’t in charge of governing that country (especially Australia);

  • Australia 's Parliamentary Democracy And If It Is Effective

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    Australia, a country with a population of more than 22 million has quite the complex governmental system. Australia is known as a federation, a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy all in one. As a result, Australia has a queen, who resides in the United Kingdom, but is represented by a Governor-General in Australia. Following, a Prime Minister governs the country. In addition, there is a two-chamber Commonwealth Parliament that makes the laws. This diverse government is often referred

  • Australia And The United States

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    Australia and the United States of America are two modern, democratic, English-speaking countries both initially settled by the British. Captain James Cook led a fleet of settlers and convicts into the Botany Bay in Australia in 1788. The United States declared its Independence in 1776, and fought a war with the British to obtain that independence. Australia began with a central government, then the states came about and, lastly, local governments came into being (Australia.gov.au, 2014). It was

  • The Australian Constitution Essay

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    The Australian Constitution Will Australia become a republic in the next twenty years? This is a difficult question to speculate on. The main area of law governing this issue is section 128 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (U.K). Other issues in this debate are regarding appointment, termination and the powers to be awarded to the proposed Head of State, and the impact the change will have on the States. Examining the history of Australian Legislative powers, and reasons

  • The Expectancy Indicator Of Australia

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    the expectancy of life in Australia is longer than most other counties due to the Environment Performance Index that was discussed above. I think that there is a direct and precise correlation between a clean environment and a clean body. Overall, Australia is also less densely populated, even in the bigger cities, this reduces the spread of

  • Overview: (France) France is a republic; the institutions of governance are defined by the

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    Overview: (France) France is a republic; the institutions of governance are defined by the Constitution, more specifically the Fifth Republic. The Fifth Republic was established in 1958 and was formed from the workings of General De Gaulle and Michel Debre. It has since been amended 17 times; although the French constitution is parliamentary, it gave relatively extensive powers to the executive (President and Ministers). The Constitution of the Fifth Republic thus sets up a bicameral system in

  • Globalization is the Goal for Many Businesses

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    venture in the country of Australia, it is important that we understand that cultural differences can affect our success. I will present a cultural analysis of Australia for the purpose of understanding what we need to know to be successful. Australia at a Glance According to Adler and Bartholomew (1992), five cross-cultural competencies must be developed by leaders entering the global market (as cited in Northouse, 2013). As we’re preparing for our new venture in Australia, our leaders need to focus

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