Join Nine News for Election 2016: Australia Decides hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson. On the panel will be Laurie Oakes, Ben Fordham and Ross Greenwood.
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Election 2016: Australia Decides - Politics of Australia - Netflix
The politics of Australia takes place within the framework of a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Australians elect parliamentarians to the federal Parliament of Australia, a bicameral body which incorporates elements of the fused executive inherited from the Westminster system, and a strong federalist senate, adopted from the United States Congress. Australia largely operates as a two-party system in which voting is compulsory. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Australia as “full democracy” in 2016.
Election 2016: Australia Decides - House of Representatives primary, two-party and seat results - Netflix
A two-party system has existed in the Australian House of Representatives since the two non-Labor parties merged in 1909. The 1910 election was the first to elect a majority government, with the Australian Labor Party concurrently winning the first Senate majority. Prior to 1909 a three-party system existed in the chamber. A two-party-preferred vote (2PP) has been calculated since the 1919 change from first-past-the-post to preferential voting and subsequent introduction of the Coalition. ALP = Australian Labor Party, L+NP = grouping of Liberal/National/LNP/CLP Coalition parties (and predecessors), Oth = other parties and independents.
Election 2016: Australia Decides - References - Netflix