What is government?

Hi Peter. Thanks for asking! In the Australian Parliament the government is the political party or coalition of parties with the most members elected to the House of Representatives. The government is responsible for setting policy, proposing new laws and putting new laws into action for Australia.

The Prime Minister and members of the government in the House of Representatives.

The government side of the House of Representatives.

Graham Tidy/DPS AUSPIC

The government side of the House of Representatives.

The Prime Minister and members of the government in the House of Representatives.

Graham Tidy/DPS AUSPIC

Description

This image shows part of the House of Representatives. There is a large table at which the Prime Minister and the Clerks sit. There are 5 rows of seats behind the Prime Minister, with the rear 4 rows also having desks in front of the seats. The seats are occupied by government members.