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Australian Senate

upper house of the Australian Parliament


The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Australia. The lower house is the House of Representatives. Senators are elected for a term that is usually six years. But some senators have three year terms. The Senate has a lot of power from the Australian Constitution.

Australian Senate
Type
Type
Structure
Seats76
Political groups
Government
Coalition (34)

Opposition (25)

Crossbench (11)

Elections
Last election
2013
Meeting place
Australian Senate - Parliament of Australia.jpg
Parliament House
Canberra, ACT
Australia
Website
Australian Senate

There are currently 76 people in the Senate.