Top 10 Questions About Australian Democracy
What is the name of the legal document that sets out the rules for the government of Australia?
- The Australian Federation
- The Australian Commonwealth
- The Australian Constitution
Which of these is an example of freedom of speech?
- People can peacefully protest against government decisions
- Men and women are treated equally in a court of law
- Australians are free to not follow a religion
Which of these statements about government in Australia is correct?
- The government does not allow some religions
- Government in Australia is secular
- Religious laws are passed by parliament
Which of these is an example of equality in Australia?
- Everyone follows the same religion
- Men and women have the same rights
- Everyone belongs to the same political party
Which of these is a responsibility of Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?
- To attend local council meetings
- To vote in elections
- To have a current Australian passport
Which of these statements about voting in Australian elections is correct?
- People are free and safe to vote for any candidate
- Voting is by a show of hands
- People must write their name on their vote
What is a referendum?
- A vote to change the government
- A vote to change the Australian Constitution
- A vote to change the Prime Minister
Which arm of government has the power to interpret and apply laws?
Which of these is a role of the Governor-General?
- The appointment of state premiers
- The signing of Bills passed by the Australian Parliament
- The appointment of the Head of State
Which of these statements about Australia’s system of government is correct?
- The Queen of Australia chooses people to form the Australian Parliament
- The government is elected by the people
- The Prime Minister chooses our Members of Parliament