Thanks for your question.
The Australian Government has many responsibilities!
The responsibilities of the Australian Government include:
- developing national policy; for example, plans for managing trade, foreign affairs, immigration and the environment
- introducing bills—ideas for new laws or changes to existing ones—into Parliament
- putting laws into action, through government departments
- making important decisions on behalf of Australians, such as whether or not to send Australian troops to war zones
- representing Australia overseas, through key spokespersons such as the Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
You can find out more about the work of the government with this fact sheet.