Australian Senate

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Australian Senate
Type
Type Upper house
Leadership
President of the Senate John Hogg, Labor
since 26 August 2008
Structure
Members 76
Current Structure of the Senate
Political groups

Government (31)

Opposition
Coalition (34)

Crossbench (11)

Elections
Last election 21 August 2010
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.