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By Jackie Dickenson, Robert Corcoran

From barbecue-stopper to washminster, chardonnay socialist to xenophobia, A Dictionary of Australian Politics is a entire and full of life advisor to Australian political language. With convenient "quick grab" definitions, it really is supported through in-depth motives of the historical past and utilization of vital phrases. For someone drawn to politics, this can be an authoritative and enjoyable reference. it really is uniquely Australian, bringing jointly a variety of political phrases and expressions that over the years have entered the vernacular. additionally it is overseas phrases that are necessary to political discourse.

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Decentralisation The development of new centres for industry and housing at a distance from large cities Several difficulties arise from continued growth of cities, but there are advantages for industries, and also for people seeking work. Governments sometimes adopt positive plans for encouraging decentralised development. It is costly in the early stages but can be financially beneficial in the long run, as well as providing a good living environment. [environmentalism, quality of life] declaration of the poll The formal statement of the result of a parliamentary or municipal election This is an official public event.

Some asylum seekers have been detained for years in harsh environments and later been found to be genuine refugees. Children have also been confined in the centres but this practice was discontinued in 2008. indd 53 13/11/09 1:34 PM 54 d’Hondt voting system This is an imprecise term that is applied to countries—many of them former colonies of European nations—that have very poor living standards. It has gradually superseded the expression Third World, although the meaning of that term differed in some respects from that of developing world.

Conservative coalitions also occur in state politics. Partners in a coa­ lition must make compromises on policy and in the choice of ministers or shadow ministers. Coalition, the The combination of the Liberal Party and the National Party in government and in opposition is often referred to as ‘the Coalition’ Such an arrangement is reached to provide a workable non-Labor government or opposition. In a federal parliamentary coalition, the Liberal Party is dominant and the leader is a Liberal, while the Nationals supply the deputy leader.

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