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Government Of Victoria
The Government of Victoria, also referred to as the Victorian Government is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Victoria. Functioning within the scope of Victoria's status as a sub-national parliamentary constitutional monarchy, the Government was first formed in 1851, when Victoria first gained the right to responsible government. Since the Federation of Australia
Federation of Australia
in 1901, Victoria has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia
Australia
regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, Victoria ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth. The Victorian Government enforces Acts passed by the state Parliament through its vast array of government departments, statutory authorities and other related agencies
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Coat Of Arms Of Victoria (Australia)
The Coat of Arms of Victoria is the official symbol of the Australian state of Victoria. Victoria was the second state of Australia to gain arms, granted on 6 June 1910 by royal warrant of King George V. The state had been named in 1851 after his grandmother, who was Queen at the time.[1] Following the adoption of the pink heath (Epacris impressa Labill.) as Victoria's floral emblem, Queen Elizabeth II signed a royal warrant on 28 March 1974 adding a Compartment from which the heath could grow. Although the rest of the arms remained the same in the blazon, certain elements were reinterpreted. The 1910 blazon of the Coat of Arms of Victoria is: "Arms: Azure, five Stars Argent representing the Constellation of the Southern Cross. Crest: On a Wreath of the Colours, Argent and Azure, a demi-Kangaroo proper holding in the paws an Imperial Crown Or
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Rail Transport In Victoria
Rail transport in Victoria, Australia, is provided by a number of railway operators who operate over the government-owned railway lines. The network consists of Victorian broad gauge
Victorian broad gauge
(1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)) lines, and an increasing number of standard gauge (1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)) freight and interstate lines; the latter brought into existence as a result of gauge conversion of the former. Historically, a few experimental 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge lines were built, along with various private logging, mining and industrial railways. The first railway lines in Victoria were built in the 1850s, and were privately owned and operated
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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Government (45)      Labor (45) Opposition (37)      Liberal (30)      National (7) Crossbench (6)      Greens (3)      Independent (3)  Committees Standing *Privileges Committee *Standing Orders CommitteeElectionsLast election29 November 2014Next election24 November 2018Meeting placeLegislative Assembly Chamber, Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWebsiteVic Legislative AssemblyThe Victorian Legislative Assembly
Victorian Legislative Assembly
is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Victoria
Parliament of Victoria
in Australia; the upper house being the Victorian Legislative Council
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High Court Of Australia
The High Court of Australia
Australia
is the supreme court in the Australian court hierarchy and the final court of appeal in Australia.[1] It has both original and appellate jurisdiction, the power of judicial review over laws passed by the Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
and the parliaments of the states, and the ability to interpret the Constitution of Australia and thereby shape the development of federalism in Australia. The High Court is mandated by section 71 of the Constitution, which vests in it the judicial power of the Commonwealth of Australia. The Court was constituted by, and its first members were appointed under, the Judiciary
Judiciary
Act 1903. It now operates under sections 71 to 75 of the Constitution, the Judiciary
Judiciary
Act, and the High Court of Australia
Australia
Act 1979
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List Of Victorian Government Agencies
The Government of Victoria is delivered by a number of agencies, grouped under areas of portfolio responsibility. Each portfolio is led by a minister appointed from the Parliament of Victoria.Contents1 Current Departments and agencies1.1 Aboriginal Affairs 1.2 Arts 1.3 Consumer affairs 1.4 Corrections 1.5 Education and Training 1.6 Emergency Services[1] 1.7 Energy 1.8 Environment 1.9 Health and Human Services 1.10 Industrial relations 1.11 Liquor and gaming regulation 1.12 Local government 1.13 Planning 1.14 Police[1] 1.15 Ports and Waterways 1.16 Premier and Cabinet 1.17 Primary Industries 1.18 Racing 1.19 Sport 1.20 Transport1.20.1 Overview1.20.1.1 Statutory offices 1.20.1.2 Statutory authorities 1.20.1.3 Independent transport safety agencies1.21 Tourism 1.22 Treasury and Finance2 ReferencesCurrent Departments and agencies[edit]This section needs expansion with: this article as it requires expansion.. You can help by adding to it
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Victorian Charter Of Human Rights And Responsibilities
The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 is an Act of Parliament of the state of Victoria, Australia, designed to "protect and promote" human rights. It protects twenty fundamental human rights.[1] Australia does not have a federal Bill of Rights.[2][3] It does so by enumerating a series of human rights, largely developed from those in the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, along with a number of enforcement provisions. It came into full effect on 1 January 2008 and may operate in a similar way to the UK's Human Rights Act 1998
Human Rights Act 1998
or the Canadian Bill of Rights.[4] References[edit]^ "Victoria's Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities". Victoria Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission. Retrieved 15 January 2018.  ^ Harris, Bede. "Australia doesn't have a constitutional right protecting freedom of the person – it needs one"
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History Of Victoria
This article describes the history of the Australian colony and state of Victoria. Until 1851 the area was part of New South Wales, then from 1851 until 1901 it was the Colony of Victoria, with its own government within the British Empire
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Geology Of Victoria
Victoria is an Australian state, situated at the southern end of the Great Dividing Range. The Great Dividing Range
Great Dividing Range
stretches along the east coast of the continent and terminates near the Victorian city of Ballarat
Ballarat
west of the capital Melbourne, though the nearby Grampians may be considered to be the final part of the range. The highest mountains in Victoria (just under 2,000 m) are the Victorian Alps, located in the northeast of the state. The northwest of the state is mostly Cainozoic
Cainozoic
rocks while the southeast is primarily made up of Palaeozoic
Palaeozoic
rocks.[1] There have been no discoveries of Precambrian
Precambrian
rocks in Victoria. The low flat northwest of the state that borders the Murray River
Murray River
was once the bed of an ancient sea and the land is much afflicted with salinity
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Politics Of Victoria
Politics of the Australian state of Victoria takes place in the context of a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliamentary system, and like other Australian states, Victoria is part of the federation known as the Commonwealth of Australia.Contents1 State government 2 Parliament of Victoria 3 Federal politics 4 Political parties 5 Notable Victorian political figures 6 See also 7 ReferencesState government[edit] Main article: Government of Victoria The nominal head of the Government of Victoria
Government of Victoria
is the Queen of Australia, represented in the state by the Governor of Victoria. Legislative power rests with the Crown and the two houses of the Parliament of Victoria
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Energy In Victoria
Energy in Victoria, Australia is generated using a number of fuels or technologies, including coal, natural gas and renewable energy sources - hydro, wind and solar. Brown coal
Brown coal
is the primary energy source in the generation of electricity in the State of Victoria, Australia. Brown coal
Brown coal
is also one of the largest contributors to Australia's total domestic greenhouse gas emissions and a source of huge controversy for the country. Australia is one of the highest polluters of greenhouse gas per capita in the world
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Road Transport In Victoria
Victoria has the highest density of roads of any state in Australia. Unlike Australia's other mainland states where vast areas are very sparsely inhabited, Victoria has population centres spread out over most of the state, with only the far north-west and the Victorian Alps without permanent settlement. Population centres are linked by high quality highways and freeways. The state capital, Melbourne, has the most extensive freeway network in Australia. VicRoads is responsible for road planning, motor vehicle registration, and driver licensing in Victoria. The Victorian government has set up a framework for the integration of transport facilities in the State. A number of private companies operate toll roads in the state. Roads in Victoria
Roads in Victoria
are shared by a multitude of modes of transport, ranging from trucks to bicycles, public buses, trams, taxis as well as private cars of all types
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Sport In Victoria
The state of Victoria, Australia, has a strong sporting culture and includes many popular sports. The most popular sports played in the state are basketball, Australian rules football, cricket, shooting, soccer, and netball
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Monarchy Of Australia
The monarchy of Australia
Australia
is a form of government in which a hereditary king or queen serves as the nation's sovereign. Australia is governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, largely modelled on the Westminster system
Westminster system
of parliamentary government, while incorporating features unique to the Constitution of Australia. The present monarch is Elizabeth II, styled Queen of Australia,[1] who has reigned since 6 February 1952. She is represented in Australia
Australia
by the Governor-General, in accordance with the Australian Constitution and letters patent from the Queen.[2][3][4] In each of the states, the monarch is represented by a governor, appointed directly by the Queen on the advice of each of her respective state governments. The Australian monarch, besides reigning in Australia, separately serves as monarch for each of 15 other Commonwealth realms
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Education In Victoria
Education in Victoria, Australia
Australia
is supervised by the Department of Education and Training (DET), which is part of the State Government and whose role is to 'provide policy and planning advice for the delivery of education'.[1] It acts as advisor to two state ministers, that for Education and for Children and Early Childhood Development. Education in Victoria
Education in Victoria
follows the three-tier model consisting of primary education (primary schools), followed by secondary education (secondary schools or secondary colleges) and tertiary education (Universities and TAFE
TAFE
Colleges). School education is compulsory in Victoria between the ages of six and seventeen.[2] A student is free to leave school on turning seventeen, which is prior to completing secondary education
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