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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

These Regulations provide for: (a) the form in which applications made under subsection 61[2] of the Act are to be made, and (b) the servicing of documents in relation with legal proceedings. An application under subsection 61[2] is an application for the determination of native title made to the Registrar of the National Native Title Tribunal. They are amended by giving new rules for the exemption of fees for the granting of applications and the inspection of Registers. Regulation 17 which provides for the calculation of fees is replaced by a new regulation.

Library Resource

An Act a relating to the acquisition of land by the Commonwealth and certain authorities and dealings with land so acquired, and for other purposes.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

This Act makes provision for the acquisition of land by the Commonwealth and certain other authorities and related matters.

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An Act to grant financial assistance in connection with projects relating to natural resources management, to establish a Natural Resources Management Account, to establish a Australian Landcare Council, and for related purposes.

Legislation
Australia, Oceania

The Act provides for funding and administrative arrangements relating to natural resources management, with the primary objective of facilitating an integrated approach to such management that is efficient, sustainable and equitable. Part 2 deals with financial assistance from the Commonwealth to a state or to "other persons" for projects relating to natural resource management, and sets forth the various requirements for the agreements which govern such assistance.

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