machinery of government


machinery of government

1. the interconnected processes and structures of government.
2. (in Australia and other countries with the Westminster system) the administrative arrangements by which responsibility for the different areas of government is divided between various government departments and agencies, the prime minister or premier having the final power of creating and abolishing such departments and agencies and allocating or changing their functions. Abbrev.: MOG, MoG

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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