Holiday photos from the Canberra region. Parliament House Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Holiday photos from the Canberra region. Parliament House Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

NiE Political Points

Understanding how politics works is important because the government is responsible for the day to day running of our country making important decisions that affect us all.

Australians 18 years and over get to vote for the people and political parties who represent us and form our governments.

There are three levels of government in Australia. Some areas of responsibility overlap but generally Local, State and Federal Governments make rules about different things.

All three levels of government provide services within our communities. They raise money to pay for these services through taxes and charges.

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BRAIN STRAIN

- a goose / duck feathers are called 'down'

- your name

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Security

2. Tony Abbott

3. 150


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EDITORIAL: An idea even bigger than this headline

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EDITORIAL: Hashtag us back to the Stone Age

EDITORIAL: Hashtag us back to the Stone Age

Trust the instincts of our own beautiful #byrontribe

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Koala tree planting volunteers needed

Koala Tree Planting Day in Bangalow

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