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Everything You Need to Know About the State Government in 8 Cat Gifs

So how much do you know about the State Government?

Sleeping cat

Literally nothing? It’s ok – we got you. But you might want to take notes – this shit’s important.

#1. They control the budget for a whole bunch of important stuff – like hospitals, schools, and environmental protection.

#2. And public transport? Yup, they’re in charge of that, too. Planning for buses, trains and roads is done by state government.

Cat destroys a toy train

#3. They make decisions about protecting our natural environment – like our gorgeous forests.

Cat in a forest

#4. While some decisions happen at a national level, the states really call the shots on education policy. Final say on school funding and subjects happens here.

Cat with a book

#5. Health and hospital funding is kind of  big deal – and it’s mostly decided on by the state government.

Cat with medicine

#6. Energy is another big thing they look after. States have lots of power over their electricity system and set renewable energy targets to (ideally) combat climate change.

#7. They coordinate the police force, too.

#8. So what don’t they do? Well, the big national stuff – like decisions on trade, foreign affairs, defence and immigration.

Feline like you know more now? Well that’s good – because if you live in Victoria there’s a state election in November, and you’ve got to be enrolled to vote to have your say on all this stuff.

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