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Australian Senate
Type
Type Upper house
Leadership
Members 76
Political groups

Government
Coalition (34)

Opposition (25)

Crossbench (11)

  •       Greens (10)
  •       PUP (2)
  •       Motoring (1)
  •       Liberal Democrats (1)
  •       Family First (1)
  •       Independent (3)
Elections
Last election 2013
Meeting place
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Parliament House
Canberra, ACT
Australia
Website
Senate

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 3 year terms. The Senate has a lot of power from the Australian Constitution.

There are currently 76 people in the Senate.

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