Hey everyone, while in Canberra this week [1 May, 2012] we took a trip to the Parliament House and learned about their government. We learned a lot that day about how their government was formed and how it works today. Australia took ideas from America and Brittain's government and put together their own government by combining the two. One thing I noticed in the house of senate and house of representatives, was there was Australia's coat of arms in both rooms. I thought this was interesting because there is a kangaroo and emu on it because these two animals cannot move backwards. This was used to symbolize how the government should always be moving forward.