How do the different houses of parliament work?
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The Senate is made up of 76 senators, each elected to represent one of Australia's 6 states or 2 territories.
The House of Representatives has 151 members elected to represent one of Australia's 151 federal electorates. The government is formed in the House of Representatives, by the party or coalition of parties with the support of the majority of members in the House.
Both the Senate and House of Representatives the debate and pass bills – proposed laws –, scrutinise government and represent the people of Australia.
Parliament of Australia.
Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)
This diagram illustrates the composition of the Australian Parliament. The Australian Parliament is made up of the Queen (represented by the Governor-General), the Senate and the House of Representatives.
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