"What is government?"

Hi Peter. Thanks for asking! There are a number of meanings for the word ‘government’. In the Australian Parliament the government is the political party (or coalition of parties) with the most members elected to the House of Representatives. The government is responsible for setting policy, proposing new laws and putting new laws into action for Australia.

This fact sheet will give you more information about the role of government. 

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