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Content description VCCCG028

Civics and Citizenship / Levels 9 and 10 / Government and Democracy
Content description
Discuss the role of political parties and independent representatives in Australia’s system of government, including the formation of governments, and explain the process through which government policy is shaped and developed
  1. investigating how the contemporary party system operates in Australia’s liberal democracy and how governments are formed in parliament
  2. discussing the meaning of key concepts such as parliamentary majority, the opposition, hung parliament, minority government, party platform, and mandate
  3. investigating the role of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the bureaucracy and the parliament in policy-making
  4. discussing the development of government policy such as health, education, disability
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