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  Encyclopedia: Commonwealth of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Australian Capital Territory was formed from New South Wales in 1911, to provide a neutral place for the proposed new federal capital of Canberra (the initial capital being Melbourne from 1901 to 1929).
A head of state or chief of state is the chief public representative of a nation-state, federation or commonwealth, whose role generally includes personifying the continuity and legitimacy of the state and exercising the political powers, functions and duties granted to the head of state in the countrys...
With this act of parliament, Australian law was made unequivocally the law in the nation, and the High Court of Australia was confirmed as the single highest court of appeal.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Commonwealth-of-Australia   (10487 words)

  
 Australian States and Territories - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For the purposes of Australian (and joint Australia-New Zealand) intergovernmental bodies, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory are treated as a state.
Each state has a Governor, appointed by the Queen, which by convention she does on the advice of the state Premier.
The Administrators of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island are, by contrast, appointed by the Governor-General.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /australian_states_and_territories.htm   (902 words)

  
 Parliaments of the Australian states and territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Parliaments of the Australian states and territories are legislative bodies within the federal framework of the Commonwealth of Australia.
The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, by contrast, are territories of the Commonwealth, and their parliaments were created by way of legislation of the Commonwealth Parliament.
All of the States except Queensland have bicameral parliaments, with a lower and upper house.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Parliaments_of_the_Australian_states_and_territories   (660 words)

  
 Knowledge King - Australian States and Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The internal territories are the Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay Territory and the Northern Territory of Australia.
The inhabited external territories are Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and the Cocos and Keeling Islands.
The uninhabited external territories are the Coral Sea Islands Territory, Heard and McDonald Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory.
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/a/au/australian_states_and_territories.html   (798 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Australian states and territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The City of Melbournes coat of arms Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of 3,600,650 in the Melbourne metropolitan area (June 2004) and 61,670 in the City of...
Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), styled HM The Queen (born 21 April 1926) is the Queen regnant and head of state of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the...
Peter Beattie Peter Douglas Beattie (born November 18, 1952), Australian politician, is the Premier of the Australian State of Queensland and leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Australian-states-and-territories   (3249 words)

  
 Australian States and Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The territories by contrast are from constitutional perspective directly subject to the Commonwealth The Australian Parliament has powers to legislate the territories that it does not possess the states.
For purposes of Australian (and joint Australia-New Zealand) bodies the Northern Territory and the Australian Territory are treated as a state.
In the Territory the Commonwealth retains the power to administer uranium mining and Aboriginal lands powers which it does not with respect to the states.
www.freeglossary.com /Australian_States_and_Territories   (804 words)

  
 Reviews
It is important to note that the chapters on the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, the two self-governing territories within the Commonwealth, present radically different contrasts in almost every aspect of the political and judiciary institutions.
The general idea, at least outside Australia, that Australian politics is homogenous in structure, is counter-balanced by the inclusion of the territories in the study.
Therefore each state and territorial government is by necessity idiosyncratic, as the study clearly testifies to, affording Australia nine different political forums within the Commonwealth itself.
www.cercles.com /review/r21/moon.htm   (1063 words)

  
 Talk:Australian States and Territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I changed it because I was worried that "popularly elected" might be misinterpreted as meaning he/she was directly elected like how Presidents in several countries are (each voter casts their vote for a candidate, whichever candidate gets the most votes becomes President).
See Talk:Australian States and Territories/Australian states table generator for the Perl script used to generate the tables for the 8 Australian States and Territories.
I will also adjust Jervis Bay Territory on the list - it is a territory, but it isn't regarded as a territory the same as NT and ACT are.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Australian_States_and_Territories   (546 words)

  
 Talk: List of sovereign states - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Republic of China is not a dependency, nor is the State of Palestine.
the article states that its definition of "country" is based on the Montevideo Convention, which, while requiring a "defined territory" and a "permanent population" does not give any (lower) limits on the size of either that have to be met in order to be eligible to be considered a country.
Kosovo is neither a de jure or a de facto sovereign states.
talk.open-encyclopedia.com /List_of_countries   (5836 words)

  
 State (subnational) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In some federations, a province (subnational entity) is called a state.
Often, due to American English influence, words such as Länder are translated as states when a more precise translation would be provinces.
The United Nations also considers a government in exile resident on a geographic area which it is holding under military occupation to be a subnational (subsovereign) entity.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/State_(subnational)   (186 words)

  
 Australia: AUSTRALIAN STATES AND INTERNAL TERRITORIES: New South Wales: PHYSICAL AND HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: Administration ...
The state government in theory administers internal matters, while the national (Commonwealth) government is responsible for defense, foreign policy, immigration, trade, customs and excise, post and telegraph services, and air and sea transport.
Political parties are usually state branches of the federal political parties and tend to have the same policies and interests, though "states' rights" are jealously guarded even among political allies.
Wages are set by the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission at the federal level and by the Industrial Commission of New South Wales at the state level.
www.gaiaguys.net /austr.htm   (817 words)

  
 A to Z Kids Stuff Australian States/Territories Emblems
State Flag: The flag depicts the Southern Cross to the left on a blue background.
State Flag The five stars of the Southern Cross, surmounted by a crown.
State Flag: The flag, designed by Robert Ingpen, a Victorian illustrator uses the Territorial colors (fl, white and ochre) and Sturt's Desert Rose with seven petals on a red ochre background.
www.atozkidsstuff.com /aus2.html   (318 words)

  
 Australian States and Territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tasmania is the only state to use proportional representation for elections to its lower house, all others elect members from single member constituencies, using the alternative vote.
The upper house is called the Legislative Council, and is generally elected from multi-member constituencies using proportional representation.
The three self-governing territories, the ACT, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island, have unicameral Legislative Assemblies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_states_and_territories   (829 words)

  
 AusStats : 3239.0.55.001 Population, Australian States and Territories - Electronic delivery
The estimated resident population is an estimate of the Australian population obtained by adding to the estimated population at the beginning of each period the components of natural increase (on a usual residence basis) and net overseas migration.
For the states and territories, account is also taken of estimated interstate movements involving a change of usual residence.
The Australian resident component of category jumping for a reference quarter is estimated by comparing the number of residents departing short-term in that quarter with all residents who left in that quarter and return in the following 12 months, to obtain the net number of Australian residents who jump category.
www.abs.gov.au /ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/41DF4C7B03A8A820CA256EA00079B23F   (1654 words)

  
 Parliaments Of The Australian States And Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Parliament of the Australian Capital Territory consists of one house.
The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly was created by an act of the Commonwealth Parliament in 1989.
The Parliament of the Northern Territory consists of one house.
www.wikiverse.org /parliaments-of-the-australian-states-and-territories   (738 words)

  
 Australia Now - Australia's States and Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Australian Capital Territory was established in 1911 within the borders of New South Wales as the site for the future national capital, Canberra.
The Northern Territory was administered by the State of South Australia until it was placed under federal government control in 1911.
Although Victoria is the smallest of the mainland States, it is the second most populous, and the most densely populated.
www.dfat.gov.au /facts/states_territory.html   (760 words)

  
 Australia by Jim Cornish
When the Australian colonies federated to form the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 January 1901, the Union Jack had been the official flag for 100 years to the day.
The end of the Great War 1918, London, UK "In Victoria Street a group of Australian 'boys' accompanied by a band and their girls decorated in red, white and blue, were swinging down towards Whitehall to the huge delight of all spectators...
Queen Elizabeth II is head of the state and is represented by a governor general William Deane who is Australian.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/auzzie.htm   (977 words)

  
 Deaths caused by firearms, Australian States and Territories, 1983-94 [in: RPP no. 4]
Deaths caused by firearms, Australian States and Territories, 1983-94
Graphs by state show all deaths caused by firearms, firearm related suicides, and firearm related homicides, comparing genders.
For each state a table provides data on deaths caused by firearms over the period 1983 until 1994, which is broken down by gender of victims and according to whether death was caused by accident, suicide, assault, legal intervention or unknown.
www.aic.gov.au /publications/rpp/04/rpp04-05.html   (124 words)

  
 Contact lens prescribing in the Australian states and territories 2001 » Clinical and Experimental Optometry
Background: This study was conducted to ascertain current preferences for contact lens prescribing in the Australian states and territories.
Only eight per cent of all soft fits were for lenses that were not replaced on a planned basis, with two weeks being the replacement interval of choice in all states and territories.
By state or territory: practitioners in Tasmania prescribed more extended wear than those in any other state (p = 0.007) and practitioners in Queensland prescribed more daily disposable contact lenses than those in any other state (p = 0.009).
www.optometrists.asn.au /ceo/backissues/vol85/no5/656   (376 words)

  
 Queensland Right To Life - Euthanasia: The Law in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These laws may change at any time (the recent changes to the Northern Territory Euthanasia legislation is a good example) and you should contact the relevant State Legal services to determine the current and exact specifications before taking any action.
Despite the existence of codes in some States and Territories, the laws relating to murder and manslaughter are similar throughout Australia.
In the Northern Territory where the offence of attempted suicide still exists, a person may seek to prevent the commission of an offence by means of necessary force that is not likely to cause death or grievous bodily harm.
www.qrtl.org.au /euth/legal.htm   (604 words)

  
 Australian States And Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Human Rights Watch therefore urges the federal government and the governments of the states and territories to provide...
There are Accor hotels in all Australian states and territories, in every capital city as well as the country's most popular resort areas such as the Gold Coast...
challenging the current law, which permits abortions in some circumstances in all states and territories," she said...
www.wikiverse.org /australian-states-and-territories   (901 words)

  
 The Australian Flag - Flags of the Australian States and Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Each Australian state has its own official flag, as do both mainland territories and some of the offshore territories.
Each of the six states of Australia has its own flag consisting of the Blue Ensign with the Union Jack in the upper hoist quarter, the fly half defaced with the badge or heraldic device of the state concerned:
The shields or badges of each of the Australian States are combined in the Australian Comonwealth Arms.
www.anbg.gov.au /oz/flag-state.html   (367 words)

  
 Australian Alcohol Indicators, 1990-2001 Patterns of alcohol use and related harms for Australian States and Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Australian Alcohol Indicators, 1990-2001 Patterns of alcohol use and related harms for Australian States and Territories
Trends in alcohol-caused deaths and hospitalisations for all states and territories have not previously been reported using consistent and comparable methods.
Australian Alcohol Indicators, 1990-2001 Patterns of alcohol use and related harms for Australian States and Territories (PDF file 121Kb)
www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au /pdf/naip.htm   (278 words)

  
 Australian States and Territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Australian states and territories comprise the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government.
3 Governors of States and Administrators of Territories
4 Premiers and Chief Ministers of States and Territories
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Australian_States_and_Territories   (826 words)

  
 Australian Government - National Security - Australian Government and States/Territories Responsibilities
where the nature of the incident warrants it, and with the agreement of the affected states and territories, can declare a national terrorist situation and determines policy and broad strategies in close consultation with affected states or territories.
Where the ADF may be required to use force in carrying out this function (for example rescue hostages), the Governor-General, on the advice of the Government (Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Minister for Defence) must authorise their deployment.
State and territory police have operational responsibility for preventing and responding to terrorism and will investigate terrorist activity, threats and incidents in their jurisdictions.
www.nationalsecurity.gov.au /www/nationalsecurityHome.nsf/0/874F28CFE1   (653 words)

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