The emblems of Australian Capital Territory:
- Gang- gang Cockatoo is the animal emblem
- Royal Bluebell is the Floral emblem
The government of Australian Capital Territory has the chief minister as its head. The current chief minister of this territory is Jon Stanhope. There are various boards, councils, and commissions which help in the proper governance of the territory. Currently there are about seventeen legislative members in the parliament. The Australian Capital Territory has a number of instruments to make the legislation smooth and efficient. The administrative delegations, subordinate laws and notifiable instruments are the major tools to help in the administration.
There are many ministries and the departments in the government of the Australian Capital Territory. Some of the departments are Disability, Housing and Community Services, Health, Planning and Land Authority and Education. To the Federal parliament of Australia there are in total four representatives from Australian Capital Territory. The members who represent the House of Representative are elected from the two constituencies and there are two senators. The government falls within the council of Australian Government. The government has a very efficient emergency service which ranges from police services to fire services, from current emergencies to state emergency services.
The governmental centre of the ACT is a massive beautiful building of unique architectural design. This is also a major tourist destination of the city of Canberra. The parliament house has a library which keeps an in detailed record of the proceeding which takes place in the Legislative Assembly. The department of territory and municipal services of the Australian Capital Territory maintains four shopfronts which are Belconnen Shopfront, Tuggeranong Shopfront, Dickson Shopfront and Woden Shopfront. The Capital Territory of Australia does not have any separate administrator like some of the other Australian territories.
The most colouful time in this Australian territory is during the Floriade festival which displays a wide range of flowers which blooms in this area.