By Jeremy Moon, Campbell Sharman
This exam of the six states and self-governing territorial, in addition to nationwide, governments finds the diversity and innovation which characterizes the govt and politics of the Australian federation. Chapters by way of best students within the box merge details and research for the professional in addition to the final reader. The paintings is a useful resource for reference and instructing to an individual excited by Australian politics.
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Extra resources for Australian Politics and Government: The Commonwealth, The States and The Territories
As circumstances change, so too does the way that governments are perceived and responsibilities allocated. The operation of the federal government of 2001 may not look much like its 1901 ancestor, but the changes have largely been a matter of choice and calculation and can be seen as variations on themes set up by the framers a century earlier. The electoral system A basic tenet of democracy is the direct participation by the people in the political process. In practical terms this concept has come to be represented by the rights of individual members of society to vote for parliamentary representatives.
When Labor decided to return to its strategy of ‘support in return for concessions’, Deakin returned to ofﬁce until 1909. Then Labor withdrew its support, and formed a second, albeit short lived minority government. Deakin combined his party with the remnants of the Free Traders in anti-Labor Fusion and brought the minority Labor government down. 1) had been formed (Jaensch 1989). Anti-Labor parties have appeared under a number of guises: Liberal 1909–17, Nationalist 1917–31, United Australia Party (UAP) 1931–44, and thereafter Liberal again (Nethercote 2001).
The UAP in particular was seen as a vehicle for business to have its views heard in government and its policy was strongly inﬂuenced by a small group of Melbourne business notables. Under Robert Menzies, the Liberal Party was reformed in 1944 as a modern mass party with a large membership and a branch structure which could maintain an independent existence from those who funded it. The party has maintained a strongly federal structure whose state branches provide the basis for party organization and have retained considerable independence (Hancock 2000).
Australian Politics and Government: The Commonwealth, The States and The Territories by Jeremy Moon, Campbell Sharman