Parliamentary statistics

Keep up-to-date with the current numbers and work of the Australian Parliament with these facts and figures.

Following the federal election held on 21 May 2022, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) formed government after winning the support of the majority (more than half) of the 151 members elected to the House of Representatives. The Prime Minister, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, and 4 ministers were sworn-in by the Governor-General at Government House in Canberra on 23 May 2022, with the full ministry being sworn-in on 1 June.

The 47th Parliament commenced on 26 July 2022 with an opening ceremony held at Parliament House.

The 47th Parliament at work

Bills* 

  House of Representatives Senate Total
First introduced  91  32  123
Passed by both houses      63

Committees*

  House of Representatives** Senate** Total
Committee reports presented  22  74 96

Other work*

  House of Representatives Senate Total
Questions without notice  566  710  1276
Petitions presented  305  3  308
Signatures to petitions received  285,184  9,166  294,350

Sittings*

  House of Representatives Senate Total
Number of sitting days  31 28  59
Hours of sitting***  294 hrs 24 mins  266 hrs 2 mins

 560 hrs 26 mins

* as at 16 December 2022

** includes joint committees administered by this house of Parliament

*** excludes suspension of sittings

Senate 

Composition of the Senate

Senate current numbers

Senate current numbers

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Senate current numbers

Senate current numbers

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House of Representatives 

Composition of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives current numbers.

House of Representatives current numbers.

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House of Representatives current numbers.

House of Representatives current numbers.

DPS AUSPIC/Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)