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Civics & Citizenship: Government & Parliament

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The Australian Government, also known as the Commonwealth Government, is the national government of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Like other Westminster-style systems of government, the Australian Government is made up of three branches: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. Read through the resources below to learn more about government and parliament in Australia.