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Victoria (Aus) – Government

Posted in Australia, Victoria (Australia), Victoria (Australia) - Basics by diego1084 on July 21, 2008

Victoria has a parliamentary form of government based on the Westminster System. Legislative power resides in the Parliament consisting of the Governor (the representative of the Queen), the executive (the Government), and two legislative chambers. The Parliament of Victoria consists of the lower house Legislative Assembly, the upper house Legislative Council and the Queen of Australia.

The current Premier of Victoria is Mr John Brumby, of the Australian Labor Party. The Governor is Professor David de Kretser, who represents and is appointed by Queen Elizabeth II.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne

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