This lecture gives a short introduction to government in Australia, focusing on environmental regulation.
It is aimed at international students studying environmental courses in Australia where a basic knowledge of the levels of government and terminology is normally assumed.
It uses the State of Queensland as an example of state and local government arrangements in Australia.
The slides for the lecture are available here.
It refers to a short article on The Conversation written in 2012 about ‘Australia’s scrambled egg of government: who has the environmental power’. You may find that article useful as a companion to the lecture.