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The Australian Senate is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Australia, the lower house being the House of Representatives. [1]

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ABC News (Australia)

ABC News is a national news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Amanda Stoker

Amanda Jane Stoker (born 30 October 1982) is an Australian politician and lawyer who has been a Liberal member of the Australian Senate representing Queensland since 21 March 2018, when she was appointed as a replacement for the Senate place of retiring Attorney-General George Brandis.

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Andrew Bartlett

Andrew John Julian Bartlett (born 4 August 1964) is an Australian academic, social campaigner, and politician.

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Appropriation bill

An appropriation bill, also known as supply bill or spending bill, is proposed law that authorizes the expenditure of government funds.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.

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Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT; known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938) is Australia's federal district, located in the south-east of the country and enclaved within the state of New South Wales.

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Australian Conservatives

The Australian Conservatives is an Australian political party formed and led by Cory Bernardi as a breakaway from the Liberal Party of Australia.

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Australian Democrats

The Australian Democrats is an Australian political party in existence since 1977.

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Australian federal election, 1901

Federal elections for the inaugural Parliament of Australia were held in Australia on Friday 29 March and Saturday 30 March 1901.

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Australian federal election, 1903

Federal elections were held in Australia on 16 December 1903.

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Australian federal election, 1906

Federal elections were held in Australia on 12 December 1906.

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Australian federal election, 1910

Federal elections were held in Australia on 13 April 1910.

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Australian federal election, 1913

Federal elections were held in Australia on 31 May 1913.

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Australian federal election, 1914

Federal elections were held in Australia on 5 September 1914.

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Australian federal election, 1917

Federal elections were held in Australia on 5 May 1917.

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Australian federal election, 1919

Federal elections were held in Australia on 13 December 1919.

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Australian federal election, 1922

Federal elections were held in Australia on 16 December 1922.

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Australian federal election, 1925

Federal elections were held in Australia on 14 November 1925.

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Australian federal election, 1928

Federal elections were held in Australia on 17 November 1928.

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Australian federal election, 1931

Federal elections were held in Australia on 19 December 1931.

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Australian federal election, 1934

Federal elections were held in Australia on 15 September 1934.

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Australian federal election, 1937

Federal elections were held in Australia on 23 October 1937.

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Australian federal election, 1940

Federal elections were held in Australia on 21 September 1940.

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Australian federal election, 1943

Federal elections were held in Australia on 21 August 1943.

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Australian federal election, 1946

Federal elections were held in Australia on 28 September 1946.

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Australian federal election, 1949

Federal elections were held in Australia on 10 December 1949.

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Australian federal election, 1951

Federal elections were held in Australia on 28 April 1951.

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Australian federal election, 1955

Federal elections were held in Australia on 10 December 1955.

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Australian federal election, 1958

Federal elections were held in Australia on 22 November 1958.

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Australian federal election, 1961

Federal elections were held in Australia on 9 December 1961.

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Australian federal election, 1974

Federal elections were held in Australia on 18 May 1974.

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Australian federal election, 1975

Federal elections were held in Australia on 13 December 1975.

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Australian federal election, 1977

Federal elections were held in Australia on 10 December 1977.

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Australian federal election, 1980

Federal elections were held in Australia on 18 October 1980.

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Australian federal election, 1983

Federal elections were held in Australia on 5 March 1983.

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Australian federal election, 1984

Federal elections were held in Australia on 1 December 1984.

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Australian federal election, 1987

Federal elections were held in Australia on 11 July 1987, following the granting of a double dissolution on 5 June by the Governor-General Sir Ninian Stephen.

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Australian federal election, 1990

Federal elections were held in Australia on 24 March 1990.

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Australian federal election, 1993

The 1993 Australian federal election was held to determine the members of the 37th Parliament of Australia.

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Australian federal election, 1996

The 1996 Australian federal election was held to determine the members of the 38th Parliament of Australia.

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Australian federal election, 1998

The 1998 Australian federal election was held to determine the members of the 39th Parliament of Australia.

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Australian federal election, 2001

Federal elections were held in Australia on 10 November 2001.

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Australian federal election, 2004

Federal elections were held in Australia on 9 October 2004.

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Australian federal election, 2007

Federal elections were held in Australia on 24 November 2007.

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Australian federal election, 2010

A federal election was held on Saturday, 21 August 2010 for members of the 43rd Parliament of Australia.

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Australian federal election, 2013

A federal election to determine the members of the 44th Parliament of Australia took place on 7 September 2013.

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Australian federal election, 2016

The 2016 Australian federal election was a double dissolution election held on Saturday 2 July to elect all 226 members of the 45th Parliament of Australia, after an extended eight-week official campaign period.

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Australian Greens

The Australian Greens (commonly known as The Greens) is a green political party in Australia.

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Australian House of Representatives

The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two Houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia.

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Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party (ALP, also Labor, was Labour before 1912) is a political party in Australia.

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Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party

The Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party was an Australian political party from 2013 to 2017.

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Australian referendum, 1967 (Parliament)

One of the two parts of the Australian referendum, 1967 was a question relating to the relative number of members in each house of the Australian Parliament − the so-called "nexus".

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Australian Senate committees

The committees of the Australian Senate are committees of Senators, established by the Australian Senate, for purposes determined by that body.

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Australian Senate election, 1953

Half-senate elections were held in Australia on 9 May 1953.

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Australian Senate election, 1964

Elections were held on 5 December 1964 to elect members to half of the 60 seats in the Australian Senate.

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Australian Senate election, 1967

Elections were held on 25 November 1967 to elect half of the 60 seats in the Australian Senate.

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Australian Senate election, 1970

Elections were held on 21 November 1970 to elect 32 of the 60 seats in the Australian Senate.

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Backbencher

In Westminster parliamentary systems, a backbencher is a Member of Parliament (MP) or a legislator who holds no governmental office and is not a frontbench spokesperson in the Opposition, being instead simply a member of the "rank and file".

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Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce (born 17 April 1967) is an Australian politician.

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Bicameralism

A bicameral legislature divides the legislators into two separate assemblies, chambers, or houses.

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Bill (law)

A bill is proposed legislation under consideration by a legislature.

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Bob Day

Robert John Day (born 5 July 1952) is an Australian former politician and businessman who was a Senator for South Australia from 1 July 2014 to 1 November 2016.

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Brian Burston

Brian Burston (born 25 February 1948) is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for New South Wales since 2016, originally representing One Nation.

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Brian Harradine

Richard William Brian Harradine (9 January 1935 – 14 April 2014) was an Australian politician who served as an independent member of the Australian Senate, from 1975 to 2005, representing the state of Tasmania.

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Cabinet of Australia

The Cabinet of Australia is the Australian Government's council of senior Ministers of the Crown, responsible to Parliament.

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Canberra

Canberra is the capital city of Australia.

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Canberra Press Gallery

The Canberra Press Gallery, officially called the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery, is the name given to the approximately 180 journalists and their support staff, including producers, editors and camera crews, who report the workings of the Australian Parliament.

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Casual vacancies in the Australian Parliament

In the Parliament of Australia, a casual vacancy arises when a member of either the Senate or the House of Representatives.

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Centre Alliance

Centre Alliance is a centrist Australian political party primarily active in the state of South Australia.

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Chapter I of the Constitution of Australia

Chapter I of the Constitution of Australia establishes the Parliament of Australia and its role as the legislative branch of the Government of Australia.

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Chris Back

Christopher John Back (born 11 February 1950) is a former Australian politician, who was a Liberal Party member of the Australian Senate for Western Australia from 2009 until his resignation in 2017.

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Christmas Island

The Territory of Christmas Island is an Australian external territory comprising the island of the same name. Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, around south of Java and Sumatra and around north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It has an area of. Christmas Island had a population of 1,843 residents as of 2016, the majority of whom live in settlements on the northern tip of the island. The main settlement is Flying Fish Cove. Around two-thirds of the island's population is estimated to have Malaysian Chinese origin (though just 21.2% of the population declared a Chinese ancestry in 2016), with significant numbers of Malays and white Australians as well as smaller numbers of Malaysian Indians and Eurasians. Several languages are in use, including English, Malay, and various Chinese dialects. Islam and Buddhism are major religions on the island, though a vast majority of the population does not declare a formal religious affiliation and may be involved in ethnic Chinese religion. The first European to sight the island was Richard Rowe of the Thomas in 1615. The island was later named on Christmas Day (25 December) 1643 by Captain William Mynors, but only settled in the late 19th century. Its geographic isolation and history of minimal human disturbance has led to a high level of endemism among its flora and fauna, which is of interest to scientists and naturalists. The majority (63 percent) of the island is included in the Christmas Island National Park, which features several areas of primary monsoonal forest. Phosphate, deposited originally as guano, has been mined on the island since 1899.

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Clerk of the Australian Senate

The Clerk of the Australian Senate is the head of the Department of the Senate, which is the parliamentary department supporting the work of the Australian Senate.

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Coalition (Australia)

The Coalition (or Liberal–National Coalition) is an alliance of centre-right political parties that forms one of the two major groupings in Australian federal politics.

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.

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Commonwealth Liberal Party

The Commonwealth Liberal Party (CLP, also known as the Deakin–Cook Party, The Fusion, or the Deakinite Liberal Party) was a political movement active in Australia from 1909 to 1917, shortly after Federation.

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Conscience vote

A conscience vote or free vote is a type of vote in a legislative body where legislators are allowed to vote according to their own personal conscience rather than according to an official line set down by their political party.

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Constitution of Australia

The Constitution of Australia is the supreme law under which the government of the Commonwealth of Australia operates, including its relationship to the States of Australia.

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Contempt of Parliament

In some countries, contempt of Parliament is the offence of obstructing the legislature in the carrying out of its functions, or of hindering any legislator in the performance of his or her duties.

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Cory Bernardi

Cory Bernardi (born 6 November 1969) is an Australian politician.

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Country Liberal Party

The Country Liberal Party (CLP), officially the Country Liberals (Northern Territory), is a conservative political party in Australia founded in 1974, which operates solely in the Northern Territory.

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Court of Disputed Returns

The Court of Disputed Returns is a court, or a tribunal, or some other body that determines disputes about elections in some common law countries.

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Crossbencher

A crossbencher is an independent or minor party member of some legislatures, such as the British House of Lords and the Parliament of Australia.

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Crossing the floor

In politics, crossing the floor is when a politician changes their allegiance or votes against their party in a Westminster system parliament.

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David Leyonhjelm

David Ean Leyonhjelm ("lion-helm"; born 1 April 1952) is an Australian politician who is a Senator for New South Wales, representing the Liberal Democratic Party.

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David Smith (Australian Capital Territory politician)

David Philip Benedict Smith is an Australian politician.

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Democratic Labor Party (historical)

The Democratic Labor Party (DLP) was an Australian political party.

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Democratic Labour Party (Australia)

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is a political party in Australia of the labour tradition that espouses social conservatism and opposes neo-liberalism.

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Derryn Hinch

Derryn Nigel Hinch (born 9 February 1944 in New Plymouth, New Zealand) is an Australian senator for Victoria and media personality, best known for his work on Melbourne radio and television.

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Derryn Hinch's Justice Party

Derryn Hinch's Justice Party, commonly known as the Justice Party, is a political party in Australia, registered for federal elections since 14 April 2016.

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Dominion

Dominions were semi-independent polities under the British Crown, constituting the British Empire, beginning with Canadian Confederation in 1867.

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Double dissolution

A double dissolution is a procedure permitted under the Australian Constitution to resolve deadlocks in the bicameral Parliament of Australia between the House of Representatives (lower house) and the Senate (upper house).

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Executive (government)

The executive is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state.

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Family First Party

The Family First Party was a conservative political party in Australia, in existence from 2002 to 2017.

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Father of the Australian Senate

In Australian parliamentary practice, the Father of the Senate is the senator in the Australian Senate who has served longer, continuously, than any other currently serving senator.

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Federation of Australia

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia agreed to unite and form the Commonwealth of Australia, establishing a system of federalism in Australia.

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Fiona Nash

Fiona Joy Nash (née Morton; born 6 May 1965) is a former Australian politician.

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First-past-the-post voting

A first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting method is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins.

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Fraser Anning

William Fraser Anning (born 14 October 1949) is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Queensland since 10 November 2017.

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Free Trade Party

The Free Trade Party which was officially known as the Australian Free Trade and Liberal Association, also referred to as the Revenue Tariff Party in some states, was an Australian political party, formally organised in 1887 in New South Wales, in time for the 1887 colony election, which the party won.

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Gair Affair

The Gair Affair was an episode in Australian political life in 1974, during the government led by the Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

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Gary Humphries

Gary John Joseph Humphries (born 6 July 1958) is a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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George Brandis

George Henry Brandis (born 22 June 1957) is an Australian diplomat and former politician who has been the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom since May 2018.

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Gough Whitlam

Edward Gough Whitlam (11 July 191621 October 2014) was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975.

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Government of Australia

The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia (also referred to as the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Government, or the Federal Government) is the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

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Greens Western Australia

The Greens Western Australia is the state branch of the Australian Greens in Western Australia.

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Group voting ticket

Group voting tickets (GVTs) simplify preferential voting in elections using the single transferable vote or the alternative vote system.

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Hansard

Hansard is the traditional name of the transcripts of Parliamentary Debates in Britain and many Commonwealth countries.

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High Court of Australia

The High Court of Australia is the supreme court in the Australian court hierarchy and the final court of appeal in Australia.

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House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Howard Government

The Howard Government refers to the federal executive government of Australia led by Prime Minister John Howard between 11 March 1996 and 3 December 2007.

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Independent politician

An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated with any political party.

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Independent politicians in Australia

An Independent politician is an individual politician not affiliated to any political party.

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Jacinta Collins

Jacinta Mary Ann Collins (born 4 September 1962), is an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate.

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Jacqui Lambie

Jacquiline Louise Lambie (born 26 February 1971) is an Australian politician who is the leader and founder of the Jacqui Lambie Network (JLN).

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Jacqui Lambie Network

The Jacqui Lambie Network (JLN) is a political party which was formed in Australia in 2015 by former Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie.

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Jervis Bay Territory

The Jervis Bay Territory (abbreviated as JBT) is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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Jim Molan

Andrew James Molan, (born 11 April 1950) is an Australian politician and former major general in the Australian Army.

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John Gorton

Sir John Grey Gorton (9 September 1911 – 19 May 2002) was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1968 to 1971.

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John Howard

John Winston Howard, (born 26 July 1939) is a former Australian politician who served as the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1996 to 2007.

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John Kerr (governor-general)

Sir John Robert Kerr, (24 September 1914 – 24 March 1991) was the 18th Governor-General of Australia.

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Joint Sitting of the Australian Parliament of 1974

A joint sitting of the Australian parliament was convened in 1974, in which members of the Senate and House of Representatives sat together as a single legislative body.

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Jordon Steele-John

Jordon Alexander Steele-John (born 14 October 1994) is a member of the Australian Senate representing Western Australia for the Australian Greens.

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Katter's Australian Party

Katter's Australian Party (KAP) is a political party in Australia.

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Katy Gallagher

Katherine Ruth Gallagher (born 18 March 1970) is a former Australian politician, a former member of the Australian Senate, and the former Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory and member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2014, representing the electorate of Molonglo for the Australian Labor Party.

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Kimberley Kitching

Kimberley Jane Elizabeth Kitching (born 16 February 1970) is an Australian lawyer, trade unionist and politician.

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Kristina Keneally

Kristina Kerscher Keneally (born 19 December 1968) is an Australian politician who has represented New South Wales in the Australian Senate for the Labor Party since 2018, having previously served as the 42nd Premier of New South Wales between 2009 and 2011.

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Landslide victory

A landslide victory is an electoral victory in a political system, when one candidate or party receives an overwhelming supermajority of the votes or seats in the elected body, thus utterly eliminating the opponents.

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Larissa Waters

Larissa Joy Waters (born 8 February 1977) is an Australian former politician.

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Leader of the Government in the Senate (Australia)

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (historically also known as the Leader of the Senate) is the most senior cabinet minister in the Australian Senate.

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Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Australia)

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate is a party office held by the Opposition's most senior member of the Shadow Cabinet in the Australian Senate, elected to lead the opposition party (or parties) in the body.

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Liberal Democratic Party (Australia)

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Liberal Democrats) is an Australian political party founded in Canberra in 2001.

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Liberal Movement (Australia)

The Liberal Movement (LM) was a South Australian political party in the 1970s.

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Liberal National Party of Queensland

The Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) is a political party in Queensland, Australia.

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Liberal Party of Australia

The Liberal Party of Australia is a major centre-right political party in Australia, one of the two major parties in Australian politics, along with the centre-left Australian Labor Party (ALP).

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List of Australian Senate appointments

This is a list of appointments to the Australian Senate, which is the upper house of the Parliament of Australia, filling casual vacancies, from the Senate's creation in 1901 until the present day.

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Loss of supply

Loss of supply occurs where a government in a parliamentary democracy using the Westminster System or a system derived from it is denied a supply of treasury or exchequer funds, by whichever house or houses of parliament or head of state is constitutionally entitled to grant and deny supply.

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Lower house

A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.

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Lucy Gichuhi

Lucy Muringo Gichuhi (born 23 September 1962) is an Australian politician and a Liberal Party Senator for South Australia.

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Malcolm Roberts (politician)

Malcolm Ieuan Roberts (born 3 May 1955 in India) is an Australian politician and a member of Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

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Manager of Government Business in the Senate

The Manager of Government Business in the Senate is a government minister responsible for negotiating with the Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate regarding proceedings in the Australian Senate.

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Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate

The Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate is the member of the Australian Official Opposition Shadow Ministry responsible for negotiating with the Manager of Government Business in the Senate regarding proceedings in the Australian Senate.

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Mathias Cormann

Mathias Hubert Paul Cormann (born 20 September 1970) is an Australian politician who has served as a Liberal senator for Western Australia since 2007.

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Members of the Australian Parliament who have served for at least 30 years

This is a list of Members of the Parliament of Australia who have served for at least 30 years.

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Members of the Australian Senate, 2016–2019

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate following the 2016 double dissolution election on 2 July 2016.

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National Party of Australia

The National Party of Australia (also known as The Nationals or simply, The Nats) is an Australian political party.

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Nationalist Party (Australia)

The Nationalist Party was an Australian political party.

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New South Wales

New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.

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Next Australian federal election

The next Australian federal election will elect members of the 46th Parliament of Australia.

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Nick Xenophon

Nicholas Xenophon (né Xenophou; 29 January 1959) is an Australian politician who was a Senator for South Australia from 2008 to 2017.

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Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island (Norfuk: Norf'k Ailen) is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia, directly east of mainland Australia's Evans Head, and about from Lord Howe Island.

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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory (abbreviated as NT) is a federal Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia.

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Nuclear Disarmament Party

The Nuclear Disarmament Party (NDP) was an Australian political party formed in June 1984.

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One vote, one value

In Australia, one vote, one value is a democratic principle widely valued in Australia and applied in electoral laws governing redistributions of electoral divisions of the House of Representatives whereby the divisions have the same number of enrolled voters, within a specified percentage of variance.

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Opposition (Australia)

In Australian parliamentary practice, the Opposition or Official Opposition is usually the official title of the second largest party or coalition of parties in the Australian House of Representatives with its leader being given the title Leader of the Opposition.

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Opposition (parliamentary)

Parliamentary opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system.

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Optional preferential voting

Optional preferential voting (OPV) is a voting system under which voters may choose to mark a preference for one candidate (effectively voting as though it were a first-past-the-post election), all candidates or any number of candidates in between.

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Palmer United Party

The Palmer United Party (PUP) was an Australian political party formed by mining magnate Clive Palmer in April 2013 and deregistered in 2017.

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Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949

The Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949 are two Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which form part of the constitution of the United Kingdom.

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Parliament House, Canberra

Parliament House is the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia, located in Canberra, the capital of Australia.

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Parliament of Australia

The Parliament of Australia (officially the Federal Parliament; also known as the Commonwealth Parliament or just Parliament) is the legislative branch of the government of Australia.

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Parliamentary privilege

Parliamentary privilege is a legal immunity enjoyed by members of certain legislatures, in which legislators are granted protection against civil or criminal liability for actions done or statements made in the course of their legislative duties.

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Party line (politics)

In politics, the line or the party line is an idiom for a political party or social movement's canon agenda, as well as ideological elements specific to the organization's partisanship.

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Paul Keating

Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) is a former Australian politician who served as the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1991 to 1996 as leader of the Labor Party.

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Pauline Hanson's One Nation

Pauline Hanson's One Nation (PHON or ONP, also One Nation or One Nation Party) is a nationalist, right-wing populist party in Australia.

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Penny Wong

Penelope Ying-Yen Wong (born 5 November 1968) is an Australian politician who has represented South Australia in the Senate since 2002, and is the current Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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Peter Georgiou

Peter Georgiou (born 13 January 1974) is an Australian politician, currently serving as a Senator for Western Australia.

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Plurality-at-large voting

Plurality-at-large voting, also known as block vote or multiple non-transferable vote (MNTV), is a non-proportional voting system for electing several representatives from a single multimember electoral district using a series of check boxes and tallying votes similar to a plurality election.

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Politics of Australia

The politics of Australia takes place within the framework of a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

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Preferential block voting

Preferential block voting is a majoritarian voting system for electing several representatives from a single multimember constituency.

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President of the Senate (Australia)

The President of the Senate is the presiding officer of the Australian Senate, the upper house of the Parliament of Australia.

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Prime Minister of Australia

The Prime Minister of Australia (sometimes informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of Australia.

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Private member's bill

A private member's bill in a parliamentary system of government is a bill (proposed law) introduced into a legislature by a legislator who is not acting on behalf of the executive branch.

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Proportional representation

Proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems by which divisions into an electorate are reflected proportionately into the elected body.

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Protectionist Party

The Protectionist Party was an Australian political party, formally organised from 1887 until 1909, with policies centred on protectionism.

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Re Canavan

Re Canavan; Re Ludlam; Re Waters; Re Roberts; Re Joyce; Re Nash; Re Xenophon (commonly referred to as the "Citizenship Seven case") is a set of cases, heard together by the High Court of Australia sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns, arising from doubts as to the eligibility of a number of members of Parliament to be elected to Parliament because of section 44(i) of the Constitution.

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Re Culleton (No 2)

Re Culleton (No 2).

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Re Day (No 2)

Re Day (No 2).

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Reading (legislature)

A reading of a bill is a debate on the bill held before the general body of a legislature, as opposed to before a committee or an other group.

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Results of the Australian federal election, 2016 (Senate)

The 2016 Australian federal election in the Senate was part of a double dissolution election held on Saturday 2 July to elect all 226 members of the 45th Parliament of Australia, after an extended eight-week official campaign period.

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Revenue

In accounting, revenue is the income that a business has from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers.

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Revenue Tariff Party (Tasmania)

The Revenue Tariff Party, also known as the Tariff Reform Party, was a minor Australian political party that operated in Tasmania in 1903.

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Rex Patrick

Rex Lyall Patrick (born 8 May 1967) is an Australian Senator for the state of South Australia.

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Richard Colbeck

Richard Mansell Colbeck (born 5 April 1958) is an Australian politician.

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Rod Culleton

Rodney Norman Culleton (born 5 June 1964) is a former Australian politician who was sworn in and sat as a Senator for Western Australia following the 2016 federal election.

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Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari (born Sahand Dastyari, سهند دستیاری; born 28 July 1983) is an Australian former politician, who from 2013 to 2018 represented New South Wales in the Australian Senate as a member of the Labor Party.

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Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam (born 10 January 1970) is an Australian former politician.

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Scott Ryan (Australian politician)

Scott Michael Ryan (born 12 May 1973) is an Australian politician.

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Section 44 of the Constitution of Australia

Section 44 of the Australian Constitution lists the grounds for disqualification on who may become a candidate for election to the Parliament of Australia.

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Senate of Canada

The Senate of Canada (Sénat du Canada) is the upper house of the Parliament of Canada, along with the House of Commons and the Monarch (represented by the Governor General).

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Simon Birmingham

Simon John Birmingham (born 14 June 1974), an Australian politician, is a member of the Australian Senate representing South Australia as a member of the Liberal Party since 2007.

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Single transferable vote

The single transferable vote (STV) is a voting system designed to achieve proportional representation through ranked voting in multi-seat organizations or constituencies (voting districts).

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Skye Kakoschke-Moore

Skye Louise Kakoschke-Moore (born 19 December 1985) is an Australian politician who was a Senator for South Australia in the Parliament of Australia from July 2016 until she resigned in November 2017, following her realisation that she was a dual citizen.

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Slade Brockman

William Edward Slade Brockman (born 27 March 1970) is an Australian politician.

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South Australia

South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.

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States and territories of Australia

Australia (officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia) is a federation of six states, together with ten federal territories.

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Stephen Conroy

Stephen Michael Conroy (born 18 January 1963) is a former Australian politician who was an Australian Labor Party member of the Senate from 1996 to 2016, representing the state of Victoria.

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Stephen Parry (politician)

Stephen Shane Parry (born 31 October 1960) is an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party senator for Tasmania from 2005 to 2017.

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Steve Fielding

Steven Fielding (born 17 October 1960) is a former Australian senator for the state of Victoria and the former federal parliamentary leader of the Family First Party.

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Steve Martin (Australian politician)

Steven Leigh Martin (born 3 October 1960) is an Senator for Tasmania since February 2018 and a member of the National Party of Australia since 28 May 2018.

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Tasmania

Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.

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Tasmanian Greens

The Tasmanian Greens are a political party in Australia which developed from numerous environmental campaigns in Tasmania, including the flooding of Lake Pedder and the Franklin Dam campaign.

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The Australian

The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.

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Tim Storer

Timothy Raphael Storer (born 24 October 1969) is an Australian politician and businessman who has served as an independent Senator for South Australia in the Parliament of Australia since February 2018.

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Treasurer of Australia

The Treasurer of Australia is the minister in the Government of Australia responsible for government expenditure and revenue raising.

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Two-party system

A two-party system is a party system where two major political parties dominate the government.

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United Australia Party

The United Australia Party (UAP) was an Australian political party that was founded in 1931 and dissolved in 1945.

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United States Senate

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.

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Upper house

An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house.

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Victoria (Australia)

Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.

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Voluntary student unionism

Voluntary student unionism (VSU), as it is known in Australia, or voluntary student membership (VSM), as it is referred to in New Zealand, is a policy under which membership of – and payment of membership fees to – university student organisations is voluntary.

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Westminster system

The Westminster system is a parliamentary system of government developed in the United Kingdom.

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Whip (politics)

A whip is an official of a political party whose task is to ensure party discipline in a legislature.

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Women in the Australian Senate

There have been 99 women in the Australian Senate since the establishment of the Parliament of Australia.

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1975 Australian constitutional crisis

The 1975 Australian constitutional crisis, also known simply as the Dismissal, has been described as the greatest political and constitutional crisis in Australian history.

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2017–18 Australian parliamentary eligibility crisis

In 2017, the eligibility of a number of Australian members of Parliament to be elected to the Parliament of Australia was called into question.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate

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