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Politics of Australia

In Australia, the type of government is a Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. In Australia, the legislative power is vested in a Parliament. The head of the government is Elizabeth II. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Australia lasts until the next succession. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Australia is 1.329. Due to strong law enforcement presence and high social responsibility, Australia is very safe by international standards. The strength of legal rights index for Australia is 11. Overall, it is considered to be rather strong - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders quite well; credit information is abundant and easily accessible.

Government

In Australia, the head of the government is Elizabeth II. The government system of Australia is a Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. In Australia, the legislative power is vested in a Parliament; this is a Bicameral legislative body, and therefore a Bicameral Parliament. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Australia is 1.59. This indicates that the government of Australia is very effective. Citizens enjoy highly effective social, public, and civil services, and the overall morale in Australia is high. Government actions are efficient and expeditious, and dangerous situations are highly unlikely as a result.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Australia is a member of.

Australia is a member of the United Nations (UN). Australia is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Australia is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Australia is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Australia became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Australia is part of, click on Australia membership in international unions.

Freedom in Australia

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Australia is 1. Citizens in Australia experience total freedom. The majority of countries in which citizens enjoy expansive civil liberties and political freedoms are representative democracies, in which officials are directly elected by citizens to advocate for their needs and desires. Free countries are often bolstered by healthy economies and high-functioning governments. To read more about freedom level in Australia click on Freedom in Australia.