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State, territory and local government directories

Australia has a federal system of government with a national Australian Government and state governments in each state and territory.

States, territories and local government

Under the Constitution state government responsibilities include justice, consumer affairs, health, education, forestry, public transport and main roads. The state or territory governments define the powers of the local governments within their jurisdiction.

States, territories and local government provides links to the main government entry points, contact directories, departments and agencies lists, and their local government directories.

State parliaments and members' contacts

There are legislative assemblies and councils (parliaments) in each state and territory. Each state except Queensland has a lower house called the Legislative Assembly or House of Assembly, and an upper house called the Legislative Council. The parliaments of Queensland and the two territories only have a Legisaltive Assembly.

State parliaments and members' contacts provides links to the state and territory parliaments and member's pages on their sites.

Capital cities

There are capital cities in each state and territory, with Canberra being the national capital. Capital cities provides links to each capital's local government entry point.

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