Democracy

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Contemporary Australian Law Mind Map on Democracy, created by emily.winter on 06/20/2013.
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Democracy

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  • people elect who they believe best represent and in turn make decisions and pass laws in the name of the poeple 
1 statue

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  • any law passed by parliament. supuriour to common law. 
1.1 any law passed by parliament. supuriour to common law.
2 structure

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  • all state parliaments are bicameral
2.1 senate

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  • uppper house or states house. role is represent 6 states and 2 terrtitorys. each states 12 senates each territory 2 senators. 
  • each senotor is elected for 6 years.key role: reviewing legislation. senate can suggest changes to bill relating to money but has no POWER over them. 
2.1.1 upper house or states house. role is represent 6 states and 2 terrtitorys. each states 12 senates each territory 2 senators.
2.1.2 each senotor is elected for 6 years.key role: reviewing legislation. senate can suggest changes to bill relating to money but has no POWER over them.
2.2 house of representitves

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  • lower house; more powerful 
  • leader is the prime minister.  150 members. Max 3 years.  
  • cololition is the labor party and the liberal. key role:make new laws and ammended exsiting laws. new piece of legislation is introduced known s a bill. if passed becomes an act of law. 
2.2.1 lower house; more powerful
2.2.2 leader is the prime minister. 150 members. Max 3 years.
2.2.3 cololition is the labor party and the liberal. key role:make new laws and ammended exsiting laws. new piece of legislation is introduced known s a bill. if passed becomes an act of law.
2.3 Governer General

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  • representive of the queen. appointed by the queen on the advice of the prime minister. Appointments usaully last 5 years.  
  • member of the federal executive council also includes prim minister and the cabinet minister. 
  • 4 key reseve powers  - the power to appoinment a prime minster from a hung parliament  - the power to dismiss the a prime minister when confidence is lost within parliament.  - power to dismiss a prime minister who has acted unlawfuly  - Call elections  IMPORTANT ROLE  the federal excutive council acts lawfuly. protector of the consitution  -approve laws. royal assant 
2.3.1 representive of the queen. appointed by the queen on the advice of the prime minister. Appointments usaully last 5 years.
2.3.2 member of the federal executive council also includes prim minister and the cabinet minister.
2.3.3 member of the federal executive council also includes prim minister and the cabinet minister.
3 Delegated Legislation

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  • legislation made by bodies including government departments and local councils
3.1 regulations: made by governer general state governers or the executive council.

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  • made by governer general state governers or the executive council. 
3.2 ordinance: made for territories of Australia

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  • made for territories of Australia 
3.3 rules: Made for government departments and also made by government departments.

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  • Made for government departments and also made by government departments. 
3.4 bi-laws: made for local coucils to make laws.

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  • made for local coucils to make laws. 
4 people elect who they believe best represent and in turn make decisions and pass laws in the name of the poeple
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