Hi! Just wondering what the definition of Australian Democracy Is?
Thanks for your question HistoryGirl02. Australia's democracy is supported by 4 key ideas:
- Active and engaged citizens
- An inclusive and equitable society
- Free and franchised elections
- The rule and law for both citizens and the government.
Australia is also a representative democracy (a system in which people vote for people to represent them in a parliament) and a constitutional monarchy (a system of government in which a king or queen is the head of state but has limited power and must follow a constitution).
Democracy key ideas.
Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)
This diagram illustrates the 4 key ideas of Australian democracy:
- Active and engaged citizens—Citizens have a voice and can make changes in society.
- An inclusive and equitable society—We work towards a society where everyone is respected and free.
- Free and franchised elections—We get to stand for election and choose who makes decision on our behalf.
- The rule of law for both citizens and the government—Everyone is equal before the law and must follow the law.
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