There are three parts to this test which you must complete in 60 minutes (I hour).
Part A – Reading and Numeracy – 20 minutes
Part B – Grammar and Numeracy – 10 minutes
Part C – Writing – 30 minutes
PART A Read the text and answer the questions
In 1901 the Australian Constitution established the Australian Parliament, also known as the federal Parliament or the Commonwealth Parliament.
The Australian Parliament has four main roles:
• Making and changing federal laws.
• Representing the people of Australia.
• Providing a place where government is formed.
• Keeping a check on the work of the government.
Members of parliament represent the views and interests of Australians.
There are 150 members elected to the House of Representatives (also referred to as MPs). Each member represents one of the 150 electorates in Australia. On average, 100 000 voters live in each electorate.
Members of parliament represent their electorates or states/territories by finding out about people’s interests and concerns and by speaking about them in Parliament. Members of parliament assist constituents who may be having difficulties with issues such as pensions, migration and taxation (see Members of the House of Representatives and Senators).
Members of parliament also represent the people by considering how bills and decisions of Parliament will affect those in their electorate or state/territory.