What is the role and function of the senate

The role of the Senate is to represent states and territories, debate bills, decide national matters and scrutinise government.

Role of the Senate.

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Role of the Senate.

The role of the Senate is to represent states and territories, debate bills, decide national matters and scrutinise government.

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This diagram illustrates the role of the Australian Senate. The Senate: decides matters of national interest; represents the interests of people in their states or territories; proposes, debates and votes on bills and amendments; examines issues in committees; and scrutinises—closely examines—executive government.

Thank you for the question. The Senate is part of the Australian Parliament. The Senate is also referred to as the 'states house' and the 'house of review', names which indicate the important role it plays in our Parliament. The main job of the Senate is to make laws (together with the House of Representatives), scrutinise the government to keep it accountable, and to represent the interests of Australia's 6 states and 2 territories.