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Commonwealth–state relations

Commonwealth–state relations  

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Cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic skeleton of ...
Education Policy

Education Policy  

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Educational policy in the United States has evolved over the last hundred years to address a vast range of issues, including creating a universal system of primary and secondary education ...
Election studies

Election studies  

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Accounts of elections, published in journals, go back a long way. Academic monographs—once single‐authored, now almost always edited works—covering state as well as federal elections, date from the ...
Electioneering

Electioneering  

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Electioneering—the effort parties and others make to persuade electors to vote a particular way—formally begins once the date of an election or referendum is announced; for national elections, the ...
Electronic governance

Electronic governance  

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Electronic governance (eGovernance) is one of a wide range of competing terms pertaining to use of new communications technologies, such as the Internet and mobile telephony, for political and ...
Greens

Greens  

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Are a political group concerned with protecting the environment that has gained increasing power and importance since the 1960s. Despite their unsuccessful battle in the early 1970s to stop the ...
High Court of Australia

High Court of Australia  

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The Federal Supreme Court (see federal courts) established by Chapter III of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (Cth) (the Constitution). The Constitution and the Judiciary Act 1903 ...
Independents

Independents  

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‘Independents’ are political candidates who stand for election independent of established political parties. Independents have been active in Australian politics since Federation, but have become ...
local government

local government  

A form of government in which responsibility for the regulation of certain matters within particular localities (local government areas) is delegated by statute to locally elected councillors (see ...
Machinery of government

Machinery of government  

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‘Machinery of government’ is a term of art in the profession of government administration coined early in the nineteenth century, as the role of government was expanding perceptibly; Lord Brougham ...
monarchism

monarchism  

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Monarchy originally meant ‘the rule of one’, but the word has now come to be attached to the constitution of kingship (and queenship) that is usually conceived as hereditary, though many posts which ...
New South Wales

New South Wales  

A member state of the federal Commonwealth of Australia, was founded 26 January 1788 as a penal colony when Britain annexed over two‐thirds of the Australian continent. NSW was later separated into ...
Premiers

Premiers  

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The office of premier owes its dominance in state politics to its key position in the operation of both parliamentary government and party politics (the ‘first ministers’ of the Australian ...
referendum

referendum  

A mechanism which allows voters to make a choice between alternative courses of action on a particular issue. The result of the referendum may then be embodied in the particular state's constitution; ...

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