5 - Role played by the Houses of Parliament Specific Roles...

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Role played by the Houses of Parliament Specific Roles of the Lower House (HOR/Legislative Assembly): 1. Initiate & make laws – Bills must be passed by the HOR/Legislative Assembly (around 95%) 2. Determine the government – The political party with the most members in the HOR/LA forms govt. 3. Provide responsible government – Ministers are responsible for parliament & therefore to the people, ie ‘People’s House.’ 4. Represent the people – 5. – Publicise to make sure it’s debated. Scrutinise performance, policies, financial management. The effectiveness of the Lower House: 1. When a government has a large majority it is relatively easy for it to get proposed bills through the lower house 2. However, this could mean there may be less debate of major issues before proposed bills are passed. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course POL 13 taught by Professor Mrssmith during the Three '08 term at South Australia.

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