Abstract: - This essay is designed to compare and contrast the Australian governance and democracy with the American Constitution, throughout this essay I have analyzed both systems specifically using the politics/ theory learned in this subject and made future recommendations for both systems. I will highlight the major difference between the two systems such as the difference between prime minister and president, the difference in constitutions and look at both systems from a Marxist’s perspective.
The United States created a written constitution to protect itself from tyranny and an overly powerful government, yet the citizens were largely of British descent, and created a system of government with many similarities to that of Britain and Australia. Since World War I Australia and America have been very close allies, holding a "Special bond" their politics and policies have evolved together, yet for all their similarities there are still key differences in the politics of the two countries. Throughout this essay I will compare and contrast the Australian governance with the American constitution analyzing both systems using the politics learned in this subject and make some future recommendations for both systems
President vs. Prime Minister
The prime minister of Australia bears the title of head of government, and as the chief executive is the de-facto holder of many of the powers that are assigned. The prime minister is not elected in a direct election, and is instead the leader of the political coalition that holds a majority of seats in parliament after a general election. Because the prime minister comes from parliament they are effectively both the head of the executive and legislative aspects of the Australian government. The prime minister is therefore in many ways a very powerful figure, but it can be a challenge to define the true extent of his powers because there are very few codified documents relating to the prime minister. The...