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dc.contributor.authorWeller, Patricken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T14:45:17Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T14:45:17Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2007-05-13T23:28:55Z
dc.identifier.issn00312290en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/5333
dc.description.abstractAustralia developed parliamentary democracy without any struggle for independence as colonial governments became self-governing in the 1850s and a federal nation was created in 1901. This article explores, among other things, the implications of those parts of the Australian system of government that differ from the British model from which it emerged. These include a written constitution, a federal structure, a powerful Senate, compulsory and preferential voting, highly disciplined parties, albeit with a shrinking membership base, and Prime Ministers highly vulnerable to internal party revolt. These factors have all shaped the way that politics is fought and parliamentary government is organised in Australia.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://pa.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/57/3/630en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom630en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto645en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalParliamentary Affairsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume57en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360101en_US
dc.titleParliamentary Democracy in Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe definitive publisher-authenticated version Parliamentary Affairs, 2004, Vol. 57(3), pp. 630-645 is available online at: http://pa.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/57/3/630en_AU
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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