Australia’s laws and government are separated into three levels; local, state and federal, with each state having its own police force responsible for enforcing laws at all levels.
Citizens vote to elect their preferred leader at all levels of government.
Level – Local
Body – Local or Regional Council
Examples of Law – Land development, urban planning, city and regional management
Leader – Mayor
Level – State
Body – State Government
Examples of Law – Natural resource management, education, health and transport.
Leader – Premier
Level – Federal
Body – Federal Government
Examples of Law – Border protection, immigration and citizenship, tax and marriage.
Leader – Prime Minister
Australia maintains close ties with Britain and Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State.