Way too easy (5 points)
Name five of Australia's states.
Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia,
New South WalesEasy (50 points)
1. What is the full, official name of the country? (1 point)
not Republic of Australia
2. Who is the current Prime Minister of Australia, and which party do they lead? (2 points)
Julia Gillard, Labo
3. Who is the current federal Leader of the Opposition, and which party do they lead? (2 points)
Tony Abbott I think, Liberals
4. In which year did Australia federate? (1 point)
5. Who was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia? (1 point)
6. Name the last eight Prime Ministers. (8 points)
No. Last three were Howard, Rudd, Gillard. I think.
7. Which New South Welshperson said: "We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come." (1 point)
Some White Australia Nazi. Howard?
(Probably not. Probably someone who formulated the policy.)
8. Who won the federal elections of 1996, 1975, and 1943? (3 points)
9. Which former tennis champion is serving as a member of the federal Parliament? (1 point)
10. In which year was the penal colony at Port Jackson (Sydney) established? (1 point)
11. Who is the current Queen's representative in Australia, and what title do they hold? (2 points)
12. In which states/territories are the electorates of Carpricornia, Fremantle, Gippsland, Riverina, and Lingiari? (5 points)
Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria?, no idea, Northern Territory
13. Which voting system is used for the federal Senate? (3 points)
STV as in Ireland. Except renewing by halves.
14. Name a High Court judge. (1 point)
15. What do the acronyms GST, BER, COAG, and CSIRO stand for? (4 points)
16. Which parties are represented in the Australian Senate? (6 points)
ALP, Liberals, Nationals, Greens, uh...
17. Who are/were Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Jeff Kennett, Alfred Deakin, Peter Costello, and Carmen Lawrence? (5 points)
Sir Joh was the dominant figure of Queensland for decades, and a ridiculous fascist in many ways. Fairly fascinating too, though. No idea about the others (wait, there's some Costello bloke sometimes mentioned as an electable Liberal, not sure if his first name is Peter though.)
18. In Australian political discourse, what does "Eureka" refer to? (2 points)
A goldfield? No idea.
19. Which Victorian said: "We took the name 'Liberal' because we were determined to be a progressive party, willing to make experiments, in no sense reactionary but believing in the individual, his rights, and his enterprise, and rejecting the socialist panacea." (1 point)
One of the founders of the Liberal Party, presumably.
2. Which two serving Prime Ministers lost their seats at a general election, and in which year? (4 points)
Didn't John Howard lose his in the secod-to-last election?
5. In which states/territories are the electorates of Hasluck, Batman and Griffith? (3 points)
Batman is a city in Kurdistan. Yeah, I know there's also an electorate of that name in Australia someplace.
I snip the remainder, except to say that Honey Bacon is a peculiar name for a real person and I must look it up.