Australian House of Representatives
|Australian House of Representatives|
|Speaker of the House||Anna Burke, Labor
since 9 October 2012
|Last election||21 August 2010|
|House of Representatives|
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 150 members. The number of members selected in each state and territory depends on the population.