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Government in Australia

Author: Justin Healey
Publisher: Rozelle, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2003.
Series: Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.), v. 192.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book "looks at how the systems of government fucntion in Australia and explores electoral systems, proposed reforms and the participation of women and young people in the political process"--Introduction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Healey
ISBN: 1920801014 9781920801014
OCLC Number: 223453359
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: Senior secondary and tertiary students.
Description: 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. The Australian Government: Government in Australia; Electoral events timeline; Parliament, an overview; Cranky and diverse, the States make us what we are; Concepts of democracy --
Chapter 2. Electoral Systems and Reforms: Voting systems; Preferential voting systems; Proportional representation in Australia; Compulsory enrolment and voting; Five things you didnt̕ know about referendums; Referendums; A short history of federal electoral reform in Australia; What Australians think about the Constitution; How to make our nation better; Constitutional reform: lets̕ get on with it; Australian democracy: does it work?; A century of voting and a hundred years of struggle; Women MPs must realise suffrage has not meant an end to suffering; Build upon a flawed past; Age of reason; Our youth lead world in apathy; Youth needs to be seen, heard and inspired, politically.
Series Title: Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.), v. 192.
Responsibility: editor: Justin Healey.
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This book "looks at how the systems of government fucntion in Australia and explores electoral systems, proposed reforms and the participation of women and young people in the political process"--Introduction.

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