What minister is responsible for making sure everyone knows about new laws?
Ministers are members of the government who have responsiblity for an area of how Australia is run. This area of responsibility is known as a portfolio and some examples of ministerial portfolios include health, finance, education, defence and foreign affairs.
When a minister introduces a bill – a proposed law – into the Australian Parliament, they must explain why the law is necessary and how it will solve a particular problem. If the bill becomes a law, the portfolio minister and their department are responsible for putting the law into action and making the public aware of it.
The Cabinet in session.
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