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Government of Australia

The Government of Australia is the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. It is commonly referred to as the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Government, or the Federal Government; the legislature known as the Parliament of Australia, or Parliament, is made up of democratically-elected representatives from around Australia. These representatives meet at Parliament House in Canberra to discuss legislation and make laws for the benefit of the nation; the issues that they can make laws on are defined by sections 122 of the Constitution. The Parliament of the Commonwealth comprises two separate chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate; the House of Representatives has each representing a different area of the country. Each electorate has the same number of registered voters within its boundary, meaning that states with larger populations have more electorates and therefore more representatives in the House; the Senate is composed of 76 members.

Unlike the House of Representatives, membership of the Senate is divided evenly between the states. Each state has 12 senators, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory have 2 senators each; the Senate was established this way to ensure that the larger states could not use their majority in the House of Representatives to pass laws that disadvantaged the smaller states. The Constitution is silent on the role of political parties in Parliament, it does not make any reference to a government party, an opposition party or minor parties, or to roles like Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition. These are conventions; the executive is the administrative arm of government. The Australian Government is formed by the party or coalition of parties with the support of a majority of members in the House of Representatives. A government minister is a member of the legislature, chosen to work as part of the executive with responsibility for matters on a specific topic; the main roles of the Government are to make important national decisions, develop policy, introduce bills, implement laws and manage government departments.

The public service, working in departments and agencies, puts those laws into operation and upholds those laws once they have begun to operate. Canberra, located in the Australian Capital Territory, is Australia's national capital; the Parliament of Australia is located in Canberra, as is most of the Australian Government public service. The judiciary is the legal arm of the government. Independent of the legislature and the executive, it is the role of the judiciary to enforce Australia's laws, it must ensure that the other arms of government do not act beyond the powers granted to them by the Constitution or by Parliament. The High Court of Australia is. Underneath the High Court are a number of other federal courts; the Commonwealth of Australia was formed in 1901 as a result of an agreement among six self-governing British colonies, which became the six states. The terms of this contract are embodied in the Australian Constitution, drawn up at a Constitutional Convention and ratified by the people of the colonies at referendums.

The Australian head of state is the Queen of Australia, represented by the Governor-General of Australia, with executive powers delegated by constitutional convention to the Australian head of government, the Prime Minister of Australia. The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is divided into three branches: the executive branch, composed of the Federal Executive Council, presided by the Governor-General, which delegates powers to the Cabinet of Australia, led by the Prime Minister. Separation of powers is implied by the structure of the Constitution, the three branches of government being set out in separate chapters; the Australian system of government combines elements derived from the political systems of the United Kingdom and the United States, along with distinctive indigenous features, has therefore been characterised as a "Washminster mutation". Section 1 of the Australian Constitution creates a democratic legislature, the bicameral Parliament of Australia which consists of the Queen of Australia, two houses of parliament, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Section 51 of the Constitution provides for the Commonwealth Government's legislative powers and allocates certain powers and responsibilities to the Commonwealth government. All remaining responsibilities are retained by the six States. Further, each State has its own constitution, so that Australia has seven sovereign Parliaments, none of which can encroach on the functions of any other; the High Court of Australia arbitrates on any disputes which arise between the Commonwealth and the States, or among the States, concerning their respective functions. The Commonwealth Parliament can propose changes to the Constitution. To become effective, the proposals must be put to a referendum of all Australians of voting age, must receive a "double majority": a majority of all votes, a majority of votes in a majority of States; the Commonwealth Constitution provides that the States can agree to refer any of their powers to the Commonwealth. This may be achie

Brian Blades

Brian Keith Blades is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Blades graduated from Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida in 1983, he attended the University of Miami. He finished his college career with 80 catches for 15 TDs. After graduating, he was chosen in the 2nd round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Blades spent his entire eleven-year career with the Seahawks, playing for the team from 1988-1998, he signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks prior to the 1999 season, but was cut on June 5, 1999. Blades was charged with murder in the second degree for the death of his cousin, Charles Blades Jr. Blades pleaded "no contest" but changed his plea to "not guilty" before the trial. Blades claimed the pistol accidentally discharged a round into his cousin during a struggle. During the trial, the prosecuting attorney and a gun expert staged a mock struggle with a blank filled gun, in which the gun accidentally discharged. After a jury convicted Blades of manslaughter, the presiding Judge Susan Lebow overturned the verdict 72 hours citing the prosecution's failure to provide enough evidence for conviction.

The case was appealed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, the court upheld his acquittal. He is the older brother of former NFL cornerbacks Bennie Blades and Al Blades, he is the uncle of former University of Pittsburgh and Washington Redskins linebacker H. B. Blades, he and his wife Tisha, 2 daughters Brittany and Brianne, 1 son Brian II live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Super Swing Golf: Season 2

Super Swing Golf: Season 2 is a golf game developed and published by Tecmo for the Wii. It was released in the North America on December 11, 2007, it is the sequel to Super Swing Golf, both are based on the Korean free online multiplayer golf simulation game, PangYa. Super Swing Golf: Season 2 includes an improved story mode, with an overworld map that does not follow events in a set order. On top of the multiplayer Stroke Play, Match Play and Balloon Pop games that came with the first game, two new multiplayer games were added to the party mode; the game has remained the same beyond these changes, the addition of new courses, various cosmetic tweaks. The game has two different control schemes; the game was met with average reception upon release. GameSpy gave the game two-and-a-half stars out of five, criticizing the game for being more of an expansion pack over the first game than a true sequel. 1UP.com gave the game a B−, reporting that the game has surprising depth that can be off-putting to those just looking to have a good time.

IGN handed out a score of 7.3 out of 10, reported that despite just adding incremental improvements over the previous installments, "Super Swing Golf: Season 2 is still the best overall golf experience you can find on Wii." GameSpot gave the game seven out of ten, calling it a good golf game, despite the minimal improvements over its predecessor. Super Swing Golf: Season 2 at MobyGames