Dear Mum and Dad,
Some things I now know about the Australian government are:
- There are three levels of government, they are Federal, State/Territory and Local.
- A document called the constitution. The constitution is a document with the rules for our democracy written on it. It was created on the 1st of January 1901.
- An activity we did was we had to try and answer some questions, here are mine:
What does ‘system of government’ mean?
What our pair thinks: Some rules that the governments follow.
What our class thinks: How it works, What the government does, Running a country, Type of government, Way country controls leadership.
E.G: Democracy, Dictatorship, Anarchy
Definition: The label and set of rules chosen by a country to run or rule over its individual citizens and groups.
What is Democracy?
What our pair thinks: A type of government that a few countries follow
What our class thinks: System we use, Citizens get a vote, Government elected, citizens get a say, Freedom of speech
The definition: Democracy means ‘rule of the people’.
There are two houses of Parliament they are:
Senate and the House of Representative
Here are some questions about what I still want to know
How do you vote?
What is the difference between Senate and the House of Representative?
How hard is it to vote?
If you can help me with any of these questions that would be great.