Parliament of South Australia

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Parliament of South Australia
51st Parliament
Type
Type
Houses House of Assembly
Legislative Council
Leadership
Elizabeth II
Since 6 February 1952
Kevin Scarce
Since 8 August 2007
Lyn Breuer, Labor
Since 8 April 2010
Bob Sneath, Labor
Since 27 April 2006
Structure
Seats 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
Instant-runoff Vote
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