States and territories of Australia

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Government in the Commonwealth of Australia is exercised on three levels: federal, states and territories, and local government.wikipedia
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New South Wales

NSWNew South Wales, AustraliaColony of New South Wales
There are six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of Australia.

Local government in Australia

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Government in the Commonwealth of Australia is exercised on three levels: federal, states and territories, and local government.
Local government in Australia is the third tier of government in Australia administered by the states and territories, which in turn are beneath the federal tier.

Queensland

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There are six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. During the 19th century, large areas were successively separated to form the Colony of Tasmania (initially established as a separate colony named Van Diemen's Land in 1825), the Colony of Western Australia (initially established as the smaller Swan River Colony in 1829), the Province of South Australia (1836), the Colony of New Zealand (1840), the Victoria Colony (1851) and the Colony of Queensland (1859).
Queensland (, abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia.

Western Australia

WAWestern AustralianWest Australia
There are six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.
Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia.

South Australia

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There are six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.

Tasmania

TasTasmanianTasmania, Australia
There are six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.
Tasmania (abbreviated as TAS, nicknamed Tassie) is an island state of Australia.

Northern Territory

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Two of the three internal territories—the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which was established to be a neutral site of the federal capital, and the Northern Territory—function almost as states.
The Northern Territory (officially the Northern Territory of Australia) (abbreviated NT) is an Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia.

Norfolk Island

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Norfolk Island, which is permanently populated, was partially self-governing until 2015. The Colony of New South Wales was founded in 1788 and originally comprised much of the Australian mainland, as well as Lord Howe Island, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, and Van Diemen's Land, in addition to the area currently referred to as the state of New South Wales.
Norfolk Island (, ; Norfuk: Norf'k Ailen ), an Australian external territory, is located in the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia, 1412 km directly east of mainland Australia's Evans Head, and about 900 km from Lord Howe Island.

Christmas Island

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This area comprises Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in addition to the six states and three mainland territories; Norfolk Island is the only territory with a permanent population that is not part of geographic Australia.
The Territory of Christmas Island (Malay: Wilayah Pulau Krismas) is an Australian external territory comprising the island of the same name.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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This area comprises Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in addition to the six states and three mainland territories; Norfolk Island is the only territory with a permanent population that is not part of geographic Australia.
The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an Australian external territory on the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka and closer to the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

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All are directly administered by the federal Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (or the Department of the Environment and Energy in the case of the Australian Antarctic Territory).
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is an Australian Public Service department of the Government of Australia charged with the responsibility for infrastructure and major projects, transport, local government, external territories administration, rural and regional development, population policy, and cities.

Liberal Party of Australia

LiberalLiberal PartyLiberals
In two states and territories of Australia the parties have merged, forming the Country Liberal Party of the Northern Territory and the Liberal National Party of Queensland.

Brisbane

Brisbane, QueenslandBrisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.

Melbourne

Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne, VictoriaGreater Melbourne
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Ashmore ReefAshmore IslandsAshmore Island
The Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands is an uninhabited external territory of Australia consisting of four low-lying tropical islands in two separate reefs, and the 12 nautical mile territorial sea generated by the islands.

1984 Cocos (Keeling) Islands status referendum

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands voted for integration in 1984.
Discovered in 1609 by William Keeling and uninhabited until 1826, the Cocos Islands were administered by the United Kingdom between 1857 and 1955, when they were transferred from the Colony of Singapore to Australia, and given the status of an external territory.

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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The Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI ) is an Australian external territory comprising a volcanic group of barren Antarctic islands, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica.

Coral Sea Islands

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The Coral Sea Islands Territory is an external territory of Australia which comprises a group of small and mostly uninhabited tropical islands and reefs in the Coral Sea, northeast of Queensland, Australia.

Constitution of Australia

Australian ConstitutionConstitutionCommonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
Legislative powers of the states are protected by the Australian constitution, section 107, and under the principle of federalism, Commonwealth legislation only applies to the states where permitted by the constitution.
The Constitution of Australia is the supreme law under which the government of the Commonwealth of Australia operates, including its relationship to the States of Australia.

Davis Station

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Davis is situated on the coast of Cooperation Sea in Princess Elizabeth Land, Ingrid Christensen Coast in the Australian Antarctic Territory, a territory claimed by Australia.

Colony of New South Wales

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The Colony of New South Wales was founded in 1788 and originally comprised much of the Australian mainland, as well as Lord Howe Island, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, and Van Diemen's Land, in addition to the area currently referred to as the state of New South Wales.
The Colony of New South Wales was a colony of the British Empire from 1788 to 1900, when it became a State of the Commonwealth of Australia.

History of South Australia

Colony of South AustraliaSouth AustraliaProvince of South Australia
During the 19th century, large areas were successively separated to form the Colony of Tasmania (initially established as a separate colony named Van Diemen's Land in 1825), the Colony of Western Australia (initially established as the smaller Swan River Colony in 1829), the Province of South Australia (1836), the Colony of New Zealand (1840), the Victoria Colony (1851) and the Colony of Queensland (1859).
South Australia became a State of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 following a vote to federate with the other British colonies of Australia.

Governors of the Australian states

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Each state has a governor, appointed by the monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth II), which by convention she does on the advice of the state premier.
The governors of the Australian states are the representatives of Australia's monarch in each of Australia's six states.

Parliament of Australia

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They are represented in the Parliament of Australia as part of the Electoral Division of Fraser in the ACT and by the ACT's two Senators.
The combination of two elected chambers, in which the members of the Senate represent the states and territories while the members of the House represent electoral divisions according to population, is modelled on the United States Congress.

Colony of Tasmania

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During the 19th century, large areas were successively separated to form the Colony of Tasmania (initially established as a separate colony named Van Diemen's Land in 1825), the Colony of Western Australia (initially established as the smaller Swan River Colony in 1829), the Province of South Australia (1836), the Colony of New Zealand (1840), the Victoria Colony (1851) and the Colony of Queensland (1859).
Tasmanians voted in favour of federation with the largest majority of all the Australian colonies, and on 1 January 1901, the Colony of Tasmania, became the Australian state of Tasmania.