Double dissolution

procedure of dissolving both houses of the Australian Parliament

A double dissolution is a procedure allowed by the constitution of Australia. If the House of Representatives and the Senate are unable to agree, the Governor General may dissolve both houses. This would cause a full election for all members.[1]

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  1. Cheryl Saunders, It's Your Constitution: Governing Australia Today (Annandale, NSW: Federation Press, 2003), p. 74