Australian Senate

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Australian Senate
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Slade Brockman, Liberal
Since 18 October 2021
Structure
Seats76
Current Structure of the Senate
Political groups
Government (35)

Coalition
  Liberal (31)
  National (4)

Opposition (26)
  Labor (26)

Crossbench (15)

  Greens (9)
  One Nation (2)
  Centre Alliance (1)
  Lambie Network (1)
  Patrick Team (1)
  Independent (1)
Elections
Last election
18 May 2019
Meeting place
Australian Senate - Parliament of Australia.jpg
Parliament House
Canberra, ACT
Australia
Website
Australian 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 three year terms. The Senate has a lot of power from the Australian Constitution.

There are currently 76 people in the Senate.