Laws passed by parliaments.
A parliament consisting of two houses and the crown. From the UK westminster system.
Law developed by the courts through the application of precedent.
A document that sets out the structure and powers of the parliament.
The authority of the Queen in parliament and the legal system.
Those laws made by bodies or authorities that are subordinate to parliament.
Division of power
The ways that parliament is shared between the Commonwealth and state parliament. These powers are specific, exclusive, concurrent and residual.
The joining of states to form one nation.
The party (or parties in coalition) that holds a majority of seats in the lower house.
House of Representatives
The lower house of the Commonwealth Parliament.