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Australia's Democratic System: How It Works and How It Compares

Kenneth Muir Lynn Brodie

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01 February 2016
Political structures: democracy; Children's & Educational
Australia's democratic heritage dates back centuries, tracing its roots to Magna Carta.

Other refinements were brought about by the American and French Revolutions and the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution. As Britain's elite power structures began to break down, Australia became a world leader in opening up democracy to everyone, adopting the secret ballot and giving every adult the right to vote and stand for parliament.

The heart of Australian democracy is the Constitution. It controls how government, the courts and the Parliament interact, and how laws are passed and maintained in the federal system.

Australia's Parliament is based on Britain's Westminster system with variations and refinements, mostly borrowed from the United States of America.

This book tells the story of Australia's democracy and how it compares with the rest of the world.
By:   Kenneth Muir
Edited by:   Lynn Brodie
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 180mm, 
Weight:   170g
ISBN:   9780864271532
ISBN 10:   0864271530
Series:   Australian Society
Publication Date:   01 February 2016
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

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