|President of the Senate||John Hogg, Labor
since 26 August 2008
|Last election||21 August 2010|
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.