"Are the politicians that run for the House of Representatives the same as those that run for the Senate?"

When someone decides they want to be a member of parliament, they must choose if they want to be a member of the House of Representatives or a senator. A candidate cannot run for seats in both houses.

The Australian Constitution says that a member of either chamber cannot be a member of or sit in the other chamber (section 43).This means, for example, a senator cannot be a candidate for a seat in the House of Representatives without first resigning from the Senate.

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