The following positions are important in the Australian government:
Head of State – (Australia’s Queen/King)
The Governor-General is the representative of the Head of State in Australia.
Governor – the representative of the Head of State in each state
The Prime Minister of Australia is the head of the country’s government.
Premier – the chief executive of a state government
The leader of a territory’s government is known as the Chief Minister.
Member of Parliament (MP) is the people’s representative in the national and state legislatures.
Senator – a member of Parliament from a state or territory
Mayor/Shire President – head of local government
A councilor is an elected member of a municipal council.