The Three Australian Levels Of Government
In Australia there are three levels of government. Local, state and federal. These are some facts about the local government.
The Australian local government takes care of towns like Ku-Ring-Gai, Willoughby, lane cove and other towns around Australia.
Some things that the local government take care of: swimming pools, meals on wheals, libraries, building planning, maintenance of local parks and gardens and garbage
There are over 560 local government areas around Australia.
Local government also make laws to make there council or town a better place.
Local government take care of all the things like street lights and garbage by collecting tax from every resident of the council or town.
Residents elect a person to run there town or council by going to there local school to vote.
The shire president or mayor has to be truthful, a risk taker and has to have great bravery and leadership to have this job.
Residents have to think about who they want to choose for there new mayor they have to choose who would be the best to govern there local area this can be a hard choice
In the school local residents come on the weekend at any time and vote where know one can see. After that they count up all the votes and see who is the next mayor.
The local government is still control by the state and federal government.
The tax from residents helps the local government take care of the council .
Every state has a Parliament House except for Queensland.
It is made out of two houses. Representatives are often called members. But the leader of the state is called the premier or the chief minister.
The premier takes care of main roads, public transport, health, education, police and electricity
In Australia there are seven states including Tasmania.
The Parliament House of every state is in the capital of each state or territory.
Parliament of each state or territory make laws for that state.
The number of members in each parliament differ between each state.
State get there money through taxes and the federal government pay them as well.
The premiers or chief ministers often meet in Canberra to receive the money from the federal government.
Tax they get include water tax, heating tax and electricity tax often called bills.
Federal government is the heart of Australia’s decisions and laws.
The federal government meats in Canberra where the main Parliament House is this is where members of parliament come and make laws or decisions.
Federal government takes care and pays for defences, Australia, employment, passports and the media.
In 1901 Australia became a nation and that is when we got governments.
The country citizens voted yes or no if they wanted to be a nation the majority voted yes.
The decisions are made in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Representatives for the House of Representatives are called members of parliament.
Representatives elected to the senate are called senators.
The senate has over 76 senators.
The leader of Australia is called the prime minister