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Eccleston, RG 2006 , 'Foundations of Australian federalism', in Foundations of Australian Politics , Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, pp. 24-38.

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One of the most significant features of Australia’s political system is
that the Constitution establishes two tiers of government, or what we
call a federal political system. This means that Australians are ruled by
the Federal Government in Canberra as well as by their respective State
or Territory Government (in addition to local government). Given the
profound implications of Australian federalism, this chapter describes
the origins and key features of Australia’s federal system, while the
second half of the chapter provides some more detailed analysis of how
Australia’s federal system impacts upon political decision making.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Eccleston, RG
Publisher: Pearson Education Australia
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