"What is responsible government?"

Interesting question Teagan. To remain in government, a party or coalition of parties must maintain the support of the majority of members in the House of Representatives. This means the government must maintain the support of, and is accountable (responsible), to the Parliament. This is part of the principle of responsible government. In Australia, the principle of responsible government works together with the principle of the separation of powers to guide the way in which law is made and managed.

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