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Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of Australia Flag Coat of arms Anthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1] Commonwealth of Australia, including the Australian territorial claim in the AntarcticCapitalCanberra35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest citySydneyNational languageEnglish[N 2]Religion (2016)[3] List of religions 52.1%
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Australia (continent)
List of cities in Australia by population List of cities and towns in Papua New Guinea by populationListSydney Melbourne Brisbane Perth Adelaide Gold Coast-Tweed Newcastle Canberra-Queanbeyan Wollongong Port Moresby Jayapura ManokwariAustralia, sometimes known in technical contexts by the names Sahul, Australinea or Meganesia, to distinguish it from the Australian mainland, is a continent comprising mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, New Britain, and small neighbouring islands (such as Misool and Waigeo, just to the northeast of Maluku Islands at the edge of its continental shelf). Situated in the geographical region of Oceania, it is the smallest of the seven traditional continents in the English conception
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Federation Of Australia
The Federation of Australia
Australia
was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia
Western Australia
agreed to unite and form the Commonwealth of Australia, establishing a system of federalism in Australia. Fiji
Fiji
and New Zealand
New Zealand
were originally part of this process, but they decided not to join the federation.[1] Following federation, the six colonies that united to form the Commonwealth of Australia
Australia
as states kept the systems of government (and the bicameral legislatures) that they had developed as separate colonies, but they also agreed to have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation
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Prime Minister Of Australia
The Prime Minister of Australia
Australia
(sometimes informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of Australia. The individual who holds the office is the most senior Minister of the Crown, the leader of the Cabinet and the chairperson of the National Security Committee. The Prime Minister also has the responsibility of administering the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The office is not mentioned in the Constitution of Australia
Australia
and exists only through longstanding political convention and tradition
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Scott Morrison
Scott John Morrison (born 13 May 1968) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal Party member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Cook
Division of Cook
in New South Wales since the 2007 federal election. After the Liberal Party was elected to government at the 2013 federal election, Morrison was appointed the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection,[2] responsible for implementing Operation Sovereign Borders, aimed at preventing people smuggling
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Chief Justice Of Australia
The Chief Justice of Australia
Australia
is the presiding justice of the High Court of Australia
Australia
and the highest-ranking judicial officer in the Commonwealth of Australia. The incumbent is Susan Kiefel, the first woman to hold the office. The office of Chief Justice of the High Court is established under section 71 of the Australian Constitution, which establishes the High Court as consisting of a Chief Justice and at least two other Justices. The Court was constituted by, and its first members were appointed under, the Judiciary Act 1903, with the first appointments to the High Court commencing on 5 October 1903. The Chief Justice is first among equals among the Justices of the High Court, and the position differs little from that of the other Justices. All Justices, including the Chief Justice, are appointed by the Governor-General of Australia, on the advice of the federal government
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Susan Kiefel
Susan Mary Kiefel AC (/kifəl/;[1][2] born 17 January 1954) is the Chief Justice of Australia, in office since 30 January 2017. She has served on the High Court since 2007, having previously been a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Queensland
and the Federal Court. Kiefel is the first woman to serve as Chief Justice.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Legal and judicial career 2.2 Appointment to the High Court 2.3 Chief Justice of Australia3 Personal life 4 See also 5 ReferencesEarly life and education[edit] Susan Kiefel was born in Cairns, Queensland
Queensland
in 1954. She attended Sandgate District State High School, leaving at the age of 15 upon completing Year 10. In 1971, she completed secretarial training at Kangaroo Point Technical College on a scholarship
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Parliament Of Australia
Government (76) Coalition      Liberal (45)      LNP (21)[a]      National (10)Opposition (69)      Labor (69)Crossbench (5)      Greens (1)      Katter (1)      Xenophon (1)      Independent (2)[b]  Senate political groupsGovernment (30) Coalition      Liberal (22)      LNP (5)[c]      National (2)      CLP (1)[d]Opposition (26)      Labor (26)Crossbench (20)      Greens (9)      One Nation (3)      Xenophon (2)      Hinch (1)      Liberal Democrat (1)      Conservatives (1)[e]      Independent (3)[f][g][h]  ElectionsHouse of R
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Upper House
An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house.[1] The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller and often has more restricted power than the lower house
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Australian Senate
Government (30) Coalition      Liberal (22)      LNP (5)[a]      National (2)      CLP (1)[b]Opposition (26)      Labor (26)Crossbench (20)      Greens (9)      One Nation (3)      Xenophon (2)      Hinch (1)      Liberal Democrat (1)      Conservatives (1)[c]      Independent (3)[d][e][f]  ElectionsVoting systemSingle transferable voteLast election2 July 2016Next electionOn or before 18 May 2019Meeting placeSenate chamber Parliament House Canberra, ACT, AustraliaWebsiteSenateAustraliaThis article is part of a series on the politics and government of AustraliaConstitutionConstitution of AustraliaStatute of Westminster Ado
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Lower House
A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.[1] Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. The lower house typically is the larger of the two chambers, i.e. its members are more numerous
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Australian House Of Representatives
Government (76) Coalition      Liberal (45)      LNP (21)[a]      National (10)Opposition (69)      Labor (69)Crossbench (5)      Greens (1)      Katter (1)      Xenophon (1)      Independent (2)[b] ElectionsVoting systemInstant-runoff votingLast election2 July 2016Next electionOn or before 2 November 2019Meeting placeHouse of Representatives chamber Parliament House Canberra, ACT, AustraliaWebsiteHouse of RepresentativesAustraliaThis article is part of a series on the politics and government of AustraliaConstitutionConstitution of AustraliaStatute of Westminster Adoption Act
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK)[15] or Britain,[note 11] is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.[16] Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland
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Constitution Of Australia
The Constitution
Constitution
of Australia
Australia
is the supreme law under which the government of the Commonwealth of Australia
Australia
operates, including its relationship to the States of Australia. It consists of several documents. The most important is the Constitution
Constitution
of the Commonwealth of Australia, which is referred to as the "Constitution" in the remainder of this article
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Governor-General Of Australia
At Her Majesty's pleasure (under convention, usually 5 years) [1]Formation 1 January 1901First holder The Earl
Earl
of HopetounSalary $425,000Website gg.gov.auAustraliaThis article is part of a series on the politics and government of AustraliaConstitutionConstitution of AustraliaStatute of Westminster Adoption Act Australia
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Statute Of Westminster Adoption Act 1942
The Statute
Statute
of Westminster Adoption Act 1942 is an Act of the Australian Parliament that formally adopted the Statute
Statute
of Westminster 1931, an Act of the British Imperial Parliament
British Imperial Parliament
enabling the legislative independence of the various self-governing Dominions of the British Empire. The Statute
Statute
of Westminster allowed the Dominion parliaments and governments to act independently of the British Parliament and Government. The Act is more important for its symbolic value than for the legal effect of its provisions. While Australia's growing independence from the United Kingdom was well accepted, the adoption of the Statute
Statute
of Westminster formally demonstrated Australia's independence to the world
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