the greater number.
majority
a legislative, elected body of government
parliament
commonwealth parliament
canberra
State parliament
victoria
a group of countries or peoples united by a common interest
commonwealth
the activities associated with the governance of a country or area.
politics
having two chambers or houses, especially of a law-making body
bicameral
the senior permanent official who advises on procedure and records the decisions of the house.
clerk
the joining together of two or more groups or parties, usually to form a government or opposition
coalition
the set of basic rules by which a country or state is governed
constitution
a formal discussion in which different views are put to arrive at a decision
debate
a way of governing a country in which the people elect representatives to form a government on their behalf
democracy
the branch of government which carries out or administers the laws
executive
having to do with the national Parliament or government rather that state parliaments or governments
federal
the forming of a nation by the union of a number of states
federation
representative of the Queen in a state of the Commonwealth of Australia
Governor
the second largest political party or coalition of parties after the government party in the House of Representatives
opposition
the head of the national government, the chief minister in some countries, including Australia
prime minister
a matter that has been referred to a parliamentary committee for consideration.
reference
a law made under the authority of an Act of Parliament

regulation
a vote by all voters on a question
referendum
the signing of a bill by the Governor-General, which is the last step in making a bill into an Act of Parliament, or law
royal assent
One of the two houses of the federal Parliament of Australia, which has 76 Senators
senate
a member of the Australian Senate
senator
a parliamentary period which starts on the first day of sitting after an election
session
a proposal for a new law which has been presented to Parliament
bill
system of government originating in Britain
westminster system
the committee of senior ministers responsible for controlling government policy.
council
the greater number
majority
choosing someone to hold public office or some other position by voting.
elected