Write 5 pages thesis on the topic comparison of australian, us and gb political system. At first glance, the present Australian political system owes a great deal of its style, format, and above its content to the British political system. Britain has had a very strong influence upon the Australian political system as Australia was a British colony, and remains a dominion with the British monarch as its Head of State. Having close links with Britain, as well as having a British Head of State means that the Australian political system undoubtedly has more in common with the British political system than the United States political system.
The Australian legislature just like the British one it was modelled upon is called a parliament, instead of being known as a Congress. Australian legislation as with British laws has to receive royal assent before it can be put into effect. Not only does the Australian Parliament have much in common with the British Parliament. the political party system is very similar. That similarity is probably increased by the electoral systems in Australia and Britain leading to general elections being dominated by two main political parties rather than several smaller parties. The first past the post system frequently means that a single political party forms the government despite only receiving a minority of the popular vote. In Australia, the Labour party competes against the Liberal party, whilst in Britain, the Conservative party is opposed to the Labour party.4 The Australian Liberal party is actually very close to the British Conservative party in terms of ideological outlook. However, the Australian Labour party differs from its British counterpart by having a leadership that has strong republican tendencies. Support for Australia becoming a republic increased throughout the 1980s and the 1990s. The Labour Prime Minister, Paul Keating even held a national referendum over the issue, in which the majority of voters supported the Queen remaining Head of State.