AUS v US

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Differences and similarities b/w Aus + USA federal legislatures

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AUS v US
  1. Constitution
    1. C only changed by referendum
      1. C written in 1797. C can b changed by 2/3 majority in each house of congress
      2. • Written C • Federations (USA 1789) (AUS 1901)
        1. exec power vested in Queen, exercised by GG, no mention of PM+cabinet
          1. exec power vested in president. nominated cabinet+other senior exec branch officials (confirmed senate)
        2. exec
          1. cabinet - MP or senator
            1. President - assisted by secretaries of cabinet
            2. • Day-to-day running of gov carried out by cabinet • Secret cabinet meetings
              1. PM selects ministers>commissioned by GG. Commission withdrawn on advice of PM or seat lost during election
                1. Pres selects + removes secretaries. Senate confirms each appt
              2. Head of State
                1. Queen
                  1. President
                  2. Monarchy cannot be removed
                    1. Pres removed if impeached by HOR + 2/3 senate
                  3. legislature
                    1. • 150 HOR • 76 Senate
                      1. • 435 HOR • 100 Senate
                      2. • Members elected every 3 yrs • Senators every 6yrs
                        1. • Members elected every 2 yrs • Senators every 6yrs
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