I'll try to offer some imput, but I apologise in advance if I'm absolutely no help.Originally Posted by OliveOil_Med
I don't know how much you've researched and what jumped out at you, but I had a quick look at Wikipedia (although I live here, I have very little idea about the government), and a couple of things stood out to me that might relate to how the Australian wizarding government woks.
First of all, because Australia is part of the Commonwealth, the Queen is still sort of the head of state, and her representative in Australia is the Governor General. The Governor General doesn't have a very high profile in Australia, but depending on the relationship you develop between the Australian and British wizarding worlds, there could be a wizarding counterpart.
Another feature of the Australian government that might play a part in the wizarding world is the existence of state governments. While there is a federal goveenment, state governments have quite a bit of power, I think. They handle quite a lot of stuff, off the top of my head, they handle education, so the school system is slightly different in every state. In New South Wales, a year 12 student would sit for the HSC but in Victoria they would sit the VCE. I think state govenments also look after transportation, infrastructure and possibly health. So things can be a bit different depending on what state you're in. Drivers licences look different in different states, some states don't do daylight savings, etc. Maybe the wizarding world would divide responsibilities in a similar way so that not everything is handled by the countrywide ministry.
One last thing that I think is really important to take into account is the fact that Australians have a healthy disrespect for authority, and poking fun at our politicians is something of a national pastime. Think of the ridicule that Fudge got in the books, and multiply that by about ten. When John Howard was Prime Minister, he was constantly lauged at for his eyebrows and his penchant for going powerwalking wearing an Australia tracksuit. I imagine that the senior political figures are in the wizarding world would come in for similar jokes
So yes, I think that the Australian system of government can give you some great ideas for how the wizarding system would work. Sorry if this doesn't help at all.