Parliament of South Australia

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Parliament of South Australia
51st Parliament
Type
Type Bicameral
Houses House of Assembly
Legislative Council
Leadership
Queen of Australia Elizabeth II
since 6 February 1952
Governor of South Australia Kevin Scarce
since 8 August 2007
Speaker of the House of Assembly Lyn Breuer, Labor
since 8 April 2010
President of the Legislative Council Bob Sneath, Labor
since 27 April 2006
Structure
Members 69
47 MHA
22 MLC
House of Assembly Political groups Government
     Labor (26)
Opposition
     Liberal (18)
Crossbench
      Independent (3)
Legislative Council Political groups Government
     Labor (8)
Opposition
     Liberal (7)
Crossbench
     SA Greens (2)
     Family First (2)
      No Pokies (2)
     D4D (1)
Elections
House of Assembly Voting system Instant-runoff Vote
Legislative Council Voting system Single Transferable Vote
Last general election 20 March 2010
Next general election 15 March 2014
Meeting place
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Parliament House, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Website
www.parliament.sa.gov.au

The Parliament of South Australia is the legislature of the Australian state of South Australia. It has the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly. It follows a Westminster system of parliamentary government.

The Parliament is elected by all citizens who are 18 or older at the time of an election.

The House of Assembly (lower house) has 47 members. The Legislative Council (upper house) has 22 councillors (MLCs).

Coordinates: 34°55′16″S 138°35′55″E / 34.92111°S 138.59861°E / -34.92111; 138.59861