Elections

Electing Senators

House of Representatives Elections

    By voting at elections for the House of Representatives the people of each electoral division (also called an electorate or a constituency) select a person to represent them in the House. The House of Representatives currently has 150 members.

    Infosheet no. 8 Elections for the House of Representatives

Voting

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What is Parliament?

Parliament is the body that makes laws for Australia.  It has three distinct parts:  the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Queen (represented in Australia by the Governor-General).

Parliament House Calendar

May 2016

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12 Both3 Both4 Both5 House of Representatives6 Other7
8910111213 Other14
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2223242526 Other27 Other28 Other
29 Other30 Other31 Other1234
  • Senate
  • House of Representatives
  • Both
  • Public Holiday
  • Other
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