"Which people (jobs) are connected with each level of government?"

Thanks for your interest in the three levels of law-making – an important part of Australian governance. The three levels are:

The Australian Parliament makes laws about matters that affect all Australians, such as foreign affairs, defence and Medicare. State/territory parliaments are responsible for matters that affect people who live in that state or territory, such as hospitals, police and roads; and local councils and shires control local matters such as garbage collection and libraries. Many people are involved in the work of each level of government.

Want more information? Here is a fact sheet about the three levels of law-making, or for more detail, here is a link to our Closer Look paper on the same topic.

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