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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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Regulations
Australia, Oceania

A Regulation to implement selected provisions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act which aims at the preservation and protection from injury or desecration of areas and objects in Australia and in Australian waters, being areas and objects that are of particular significance to Aboriginals in accordance with Aboriginal tradition.

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An Act relating to the acquisition by the Commonwealth of certain land in the Northern Territory.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

The object of this Act is to ensure, as soon as it is practicable to do so, that, notwithstanding the uncertainty that has arisen in relation to the effectiveness of the acquisition of the relevant land by the Commonwealth under the Lands Acquisition Act in 1978, that land is vested in the Commonwealth, and the Commonwealth has a right to immediate possession of that land, for the purpose of including that land in a park or parks established or to be established pursuant to the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 and of using or enabling the use of part of that land for the de

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An Act relating to the protection of the environment and the conservation of biodiversity, and for related purposes.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

The objects of this Act are: (a) to provide for the protection of the environment, especially those aspects of the environment that are matters of national environmental significance; (b) to promote ecologically sustainable development through the conservation and ecologically sustainable use of natural resources; (c) to promote the conservation of biodiversity; (d) to promote a cooperative approach to the protection and management of the environment involving governments, the community, land-holders and indigenous peoples; (e) to assist in the cooperative implementation of Australia's inte

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An Act to provide for the appointment of a Supervising Scientist for the purpose of protecting the environment in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory from the effects of mining operations, and for other purposes.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

There shall be a Supervising Scientist for the Alligator Rivers Region (sect. 4). Functions of Supervising Scientist in relation to uranium mining in the Region are described in section 5, whereas section 5A describes functions of Supervising Scientist in relation to general mining in a conservation zone. "Conservation zone" means a conservation zone declared under section 8A of the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975. An Advisory Committee is established under section 16 and a Technical Committee under section 22.

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An Act about native title in relation to land or waters, and for related purposes.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

The main objects of the Act are: (a) to provide for the recognition and protection of native title; (b) to establish ways in which the future dealings affecting native title may proceed and to set standards for those dealings; (c) to establish a mechanism for determining claims to native title; and (d) to provide for, or permit, the validation of past acts invalidated because of the existence of native title (sect. 3).The text of the Act consists of 253 sections, preceded by a preamble and divided into 15 Parts.

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