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On 18 September 2013 an Administrative Arrangements Order was issued by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister Tony Abbott which replaced the previous Order of 14 September 2010 issued by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Gillard Government. The Cabinet of Australia is the council of senior Ministers of the Crown, responsible to the Federal Parliament. The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, the only territories represented in Senate, each elect only two. No derivative works – you may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. Section 51 of the Constitution provides for the Australian Government's legislative powers and allocates certain powers and responsibilities (known as "heads of power") to the Federal Government. Mr Xenophon had run an audacious campaign to make his SA Best Party the third force in SA politics at the 2018 election, but failed spectacularly. The other inhabited territories: Jervis Bay, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, have never been self-governing. Marshall told ABC Radio Adelaide today he would have preferred to keep the ministers, but reiterated that the entitlements claims scandal had become an unacceptable distraction for the government during the coronavirus pandemic. The Legislature makes the laws, and supervises the activities of the other two arms with a view to changing the laws when appropriate. Each government sets its own ministerial code of conduct. Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters The legislature proposes and debates laws that the executive then administers, and the judicial arbitrates cases arising from the administration of laws and common law. This is the main decision-making group within executive government. New South Australian Government ministers Stephen Patterson (left) and David Basham. Between 1907 and 2007, Labor Prime Ministers exercised a predominant influence over who was elected to Labor ministries, although the leaders of the party factions also exercised considerable influence. Subscribe & stay up … Simon Birmingham .  Since the Australian Constitution requires a separation of powers at the federal level, only courts may exercise federal judicial power; and conversely, non-judicial functions cannot be vested in courts.. 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Assistant With Mr Knoll out — and Mr Tarzia, Mr Patterson and Mr Basham, members of the SA Liberal Party's Moderate faction, in — there are no longer any members of the party's Right faction in Cabinet. The Australian Parliament is bicameral, consisting of the Queen of Australia, a 76-member Senate and a 151-member House of Representatives. A government department is an organisation of people employed in the Australian Public Service. For further information, please refer to the Chart of the Western Australian Government. The Hon Melissa Price MP. Mr Basham stressed that he had made no incorrect claims under the Country Members Accommodation Allowance, which has been at the centre of the expenses scandal that preceded his elevation. Within each portfolio there are one or more departments, agencies, government appointed boards, and/or other boards and structures. The prime minister is formally appointed to the role by the governor-general. Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters. (Vice-President of the Executive Council) The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for the Environment Its decisions do not in and of themselves have legal force.