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In everyday language, the government is the label given to the whole structure of public sector activities but the term also has narrower meanings (see executive ). Where there is a distinction made between the government and the parliament, government refers to the ministers and public officials who steer the day-to-day operation of departments and agencies, as opposed to the debating, scrutinizing and law making activities which occur in the legislative assembly .  The premier and other ministers, as members of parliament, are politically responsible for government policy and collectively form what is sometimes called the government of the day (see also cabinet ).  In this narrow sense, the government is the premier and the body of ministers commissioned to implement the policies of the party or coalition which has the support of a majority of the members of the legislative assembly.  See also parliamentary system .
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