in australia, voting is compulsory. some people see it as a burden and obligation but it generally thought of as a right and responsibility. i'd say 25% of people are interested and do nothing, another 25% are interested and active, and the rest take the laid back aussie stance.1. On average how involved/interested are people in your country in/about the political happenings in your country?
i'm quite interested. i vote, i read local and national papers as well as alternative views in order to gain a well rounded view. i like to communicate with the local government in order to get my ideas across to the wider government.2. On average how involved/interested are you in/about the political happenings in your country?
it depends. there are a a few major. the Greens, Labour(which is more liberal or democratic), Liberal(which is more national or republican), and the Nationals. but the forerunners are Liberal and Labour.3. How many major political parties are there in your country?
there are some parties that take a strong stance on religion, whether positive or negative. the major parties tend to shy away from talk of religion, however it's quite clear to me that religion, more specifically christianity, dictates the goings on.4. What is the relationship between religion and government in your country?
the general core morals or many, if not all countries, are similar. and in that respect i agree with them. but america, and again many countries, stray from their morals or take them to an extreme extent.5. In your opinion do the general morals of your country differ from those of America? If so, to what extent?
there is alot of complaining but less doing. even so, i believe it's more than in america.6. Does the average person in your country have a lot of say in the political happenings of the government? Is this more or less than that of Americans?
no, but i am afraid of the american government.7. Are you afraid of your government? Are you afraid the American government?
in australia there's been a recent change-over. and i believe the new government is doing very well. better than the american government. the american government has seemed to halt on many important issues and is focussing on a narrow range of topics.8. Are you satisfied with performance of your government? What do you think needs to be changed? Do you think that it is doing better or worse than that of the American government?
yes. it's a right that has been fought for by many people. in some places, people still don't have the right to vote or speak out. it's a responsibility.9. Do you feel that each person has a responsibility to participate in the political process?