Most ns are governed by three levels of government - local, state and
federal. For instance, a family living in Sydney would have the Sydney City
Council (local) looking after such things as garbage collection, park
maintenance and dog controls. ns pay their local government by paying
"rates" - paid according to the area and position of any land that you own. They
would then be governed by the New South Wales Government, which would look after
such things as roads, and the police force. Finally, they are governed by the
Australian (Federal) Government, which is involved with trade, foreign affairs
and the national treasury. Both the State and Federal Governments are paid
through income ...

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of the town or city that they provide
to. State governments are run from the state capitals, while the Federal
Government sits in Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory.

There are six states, and two major territories in Australia. The states are:
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western
Australia. The two territories are the Northern Territory and the Australian
Capital Territory. Australia also has a number of areas run by the Federal
Government (dependent areas). These include the Ashmore and Cartier Islands,
Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands, Heard
Island, the McDonald Islands and Norfolk Island.

Britain originally ruled Australia as a penal colony after it was discovery in
1788. However, on January 1st, 1901, Australia's six states were unified
("federated") into one nation, formally known (and still known) as the
Commonwealth Of Australia. Australia was originally governed from ...

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