The Australian Constitution defines the Parliament of Australia as the Queen, the House of Representatives, and the Senate.Actually, Parliament is the foundation of Australia’s responsible government.In this paper, a process of how the legislative power had been transferred and shaped between the Commonwealth and the States during these years, is discussed.
Excluding this, there are also 2 self governing territories called ‘Australian Capital Territory’ and ‘The Northern Territory.’ The federal government is not allowed to override the decisions made by the State governments, but only in the accordance with the federal constitution (static.au, 2000).
Australia had adopted the The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (1900) and came into existence as a Commonwealth independent nation.
It had adopted many sections from both the American and British Constitution and amalgamated them together to form a hybrid government in Australia.
In the early years of inception of the Australian Federation, usually the Governor-General was appointed by the British government and was generally a Bristish peer.
Then the circumstances changed in the early 1930, when the Australian government asserted the right to appoint the Governor-General, so Sir Isaac Isaacs became the first Australian to be appointed as the Governor-General of Australia, and all the Governor-General have been Australian since 1965.