Join Nine News for Election 2016: Australia Decides hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson. On the panel will be Laurie Oakes, Ben Fordham and Ross Greenwood.
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Election 2016: Australia Decides - Politics of Australia - Netflix
The politics of Australia takes place within the framework of a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Australians elect parliamentarians to the federal Parliament of Australia, a bicameral body which incorporates elements of the fused executive inherited from the Westminster system, and a strong federalist senate, adopted from the United States Congress. Australia largely operates as a two-party system in which voting is compulsory. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Australia as “full democracy” in 2016.
Election 2016: Australia Decides - Historical party composition of the Senate - Netflix
The Senate has included representatives from a range of political parties, including several parties that have seldom or never had representation in the House of Representatives, but which have consistently secured a small but significant level of electoral support, as the table shows. Results represent the composition of the Senate after the elections. The full Senate has been contested on eight occasions; the inaugural election and seven double dissolutions. These are underlined and highlighted in puce.
Election 2016: Australia Decides - References - Netflix