Responsible Government in Australia

Responsible Government is the term used to describe a political system where the executive government, the Cabinet and Ministry, is drawn from, and accountable to, the legislative branch. The term should not be confused with the everyday meaning of responsible. The term is a political concept and has nothing to do with the idea of governments behaving in a correct, proper or responsible manner when making decisions. Extract from Mulholland v Australian Electoral Commission [2004] HCA 41 (at 220): 1 “Numerous … Continue reading Responsible Government in Australia
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