The Senate is one of the two houses of the Australian Federal Parliament. It consists of 76 senators, twelve from each of the six states and two from each of the mainland territories. It shares the power to make laws with the other House of the Parliament, the House of Representatives.

Senate composition

Party Senators
Australian Labor Party (government) 25
Coalition (opposition) 31
Australian Greens 11
Pauline Hanson's One Nation 2
Jacqui Lambie Network 1
United Australia Party 1
Independents 5
as at 08/07/2024

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