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3.3 Responsible Government

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One of the foundations of the Westminster system of government is the notion of responsible government. Under responsible government the Ministers (the Executive) are responsible or accountable to the Parliament and the Parliament is, in turn, accountable to the electors. A more detailed discussion of the nature of this responsibility follows.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.