"How do the different houses of parliament work?"

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The Senate is made up of 76 senators: each elected to represent one of Australia's six states or two territories.

More information about the Senate can be found here.

The House of Representatives has 150 members elected to represent one of Australia's 150 federal electorates. The government is formed in the House of Representatives, by the party or coalition of parties with the support of the majority of members in the House.

More information about the House of Representatives can be found here.

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate debate and pass bills, scrutinise government and represent the people of Australia.

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