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Hansard
The edited transcript (written record) of what is said in Parliament.
head of state
The formal leader of a country or group of people organised under one government; Queen Elizabeth II is Australia’s head of state.
High Court of Australia
The highest court in Australia; it interprets and applies Australian law and decides cases about national issues, including challenges related to the Australian Constitution.
honourable
A title that  may be used by a current or former minister, President of the Senate or Speaker of the House of Representatives.
House of Commons
One of the two houses of the British Parliament.
House of Lords
One of the two houses of the British Parliament.
House of Representatives
One of the two houses of the Australian Parliament, also known as the lower house, in which the Australian Government is formed.

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