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The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia (also referred to as the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Government, or the Federal Government) is the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.


The Commonwealth of Australia was formed in 1901 as a result of an agreement among six self-governing British colonies, which became the six states. The terms of this contract are embodied in the Australian Constitution, which was drawn up at a Constitutional Convention and ratified by the people of the colonies at referendums. The Australian head of state is the Queen of Australia who is represented by the Governor-General of Australia,[1][2][3][4][5] with executive powers delegated by constitutional convention to the Australian head of government, the Prime Minister of Australia.


The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is divided into the executive branch, composed of the Federal Executive Council presided by the Governor-General, which delegates powers to the Cabinet of Australia led by the Prime Minister, the legislative branch composed of the Parliament of Australia's House of Representatives and Senate, and the judicial branch composed of the High Court of Australia and federal courtsSeparation of powers is implied by the structure of the Constitution, the three branches of government being set out in separate chapters (chs I to III). The Australian system of government combines elements of the Westminster and Washington systems with unique Australian characteristics, and has been characterised as a "Washminster mutation"


Source: Wikipedia (d.d. August 2nd 2017).

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An Act to deal with transitional and consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 and to amend the Native Title Act 1993, and for related purposes.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

This Act provides for transitional and consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006. It amends the Native Title Act 1993, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, the Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987, the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and some other Acts.

Library Resource

An Act to grant land in the Jervis Bay Territory to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, and for other purposes.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

This Act makes provision for the establishment of the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, for the grant of Aboriginal Land to that Council and for other matters relating to such land and the Council.The Council is established as a body corporate and shall hold title in and manage Aboriginal Land for purpose of the members of the Aboriginal community. The Council shall also protect and conserve natural and cultural sites on Aboriginal Land and engage in land-use planning for such land.

Library Resource

An Act to provide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations, and for related purposes.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

This Act provides for the incorporation, registration and regulation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations. For purposes of registration of corporations, it also provides for the Registrar and the Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations. The Act also concerns dealings and status of land held by a corporation for the benefit of Aboriginal persons or Torres Strait Islanders.

Library Resource
Regulations
Australia, Oceania

The purpose of the Regulations is to prescribe as a township an area of land in relation to the Tiwi Aboriginal Land Trust.Section 19A of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 provides that a Land Trust may grant a lease of a township to an approved entity. Township is defined in section 3 of the Act as having the meaning given by section 3AB. Subsection 3AB(3) of the Act provides that the Regulations may prescribe an area of land in relation to a Land Trust as a township.

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Regulations
Australia, Oceania

These Regulations formulate various exceptions to the application sphere of the lands Acquisition Act 1989, such as: the Act does not apply in relation to the acquisition by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission of an interest in land under section 14 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 for the benefit of, or assistance to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations; it does not apply in relation to the disposal by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission of an interest in land under section 14 of the Aboriginal and Torres Stra

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