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House of Representatives
46th Parliament
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Type
Type
Leadership
Tony Smith, Liberal
Since 10 August 2015
Leader of the House
Peter Dutton, Liberal
Since 30 March 2021
Manager of Opposition Business
Tony Burke, Labor
Since 18 October 2013
Structure
Seats 151
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Political groups
Government (76)

Coalition
     Liberal (60)
     National (16)

Opposition (68)
     Labor (68)

Crossbench (7)
     Greens (1)
     KAP (1)
     Centre Alliance (1)
     Independent (4)


Elections
Instant-runoff voting
Last election
18 May 2019
Next election
By 3 September 2022
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Parliament House
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Australia


The House of Representatives is the lower house of the Parliament of Australia. The upper house is the Senate. Members of Parliament (MPs) serve for terms of about three years. There are currently 151 members. Each member represents one electorate. The number of electorates is figured out so that it is in proportion to the population of each state/territory. and so that each one has roughly the same population. This is determined by the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission)

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