Talk:Prime Minister of Australia

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PM is appointed?[edit]

How does this section make sense? Am I misunderstanding something? Isn't the "appointment" made by the Governor General merely ceremonial formality? (Yet the article implies that the PM and cabinet ministers are appointed.)

  The Prime Minister of Australia is appointed by the Governor-General of Australia under Section 64 of the Australian Constitution, which empowers the Governor-General to appoint government ministers and requires them to be members of the House of Representatives or the Senate, or become members within three months of the appointment. 

Useful source: While Executive Government powers are exercised by the Governor-General or in his or her name, such actions are carried out as advised by the Prime Minister and Ministers. ........ After a general election the political party (or coalition of parties) with the support of a majority of members in the House of Representatives becomes the governing party and its leader becomes the Prime Minister. .....achieves this position by being the elected leader of the party in government The Cabinet, consisting of senior Ministers presided over by the Prime Minister, is the government’s pre-eminent policy-making body. Major policy and legislative proposals are decided by the Cabinet. The Prime Minister selects Ministers for Cabinet positions. http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/Powers_practice_and_procedure/00_-_Infosheets/Infosheet_20_-_The_Australian_system_of_government

Cabinet Ministers: The ministers are appointed by the Governor-General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, Cabinet of Australia Peter K Burian (talk) 14:47, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Why duplicate the list article[edit]

Why on earth does the List and timeline section of this article contain what is apparently a duplication of List of Prime Ministers of Australia, although the latter is linked by a {{Main}} link from the start of that section. I see that a user has tried to remove the duplication but other users have been repeatedly reverting the removal. Why the duplication? --David Biddulph (talk) 14:56, 5 November 2017 (UTC)