ABOUT AUSTRALIA - GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Australia operates under a democratic, federal-state system recognizing the British monarch as sovereign.
Australia has three levels of duly elected Government - Commonwealth / Federal, State / Territory and Local. These are responsible for specific duties in the daily running of the country.
There are six states - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia - and two territories - Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.
For an overview of Australia's parliamentary system, please visit the Parliament of Australia's website page relating to this.
Other information can be found at the
Australian Government Directory
Parliament of Australia online - Home Page
Australian Commonwealth Government Entry Point
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