Parliament of Tasmania

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Parliament of Tasmania
Coat of arms of Tasmania
Type
Type
Houses House of Assembly
Legislative Council
History
Founded 2 December 1856
Leadership
Elizabeth II
since 6 February 1952
Peter Underwood
since 2 April 2008
Elise ArcherLiberal
since 31 March 2014
Jim WilkinsonIndependent
since 21 May 2013
Structure
Seats 40
25 MHAs
15 MLCs
House of Assembly political groups
Government
     Liberal (15)
Opposition
     Labor (7)
     Greens (3)
Legislative Council political groups
Government
     Liberal (2)
Opposition
     Labor (1)
Crossbench
     Independent (12)
Elections
Hare-Clark
Instant-runoff voting
Last general election
15 March 2014
Next general election
by 2018
Meeting place
Tasmanian Parliament House
Parliament House,
Hobart, Tasmania,
Australia
Website
www.parliament.tas.gov.au

The Parliament of Tasmania consists of the Tasmanian Legislative Council, Tasmanian House of Assembly and the Monarch represented by the Governor of Tasmania.

The leader of the party or coalition with the most seats in the House of Assembly is invited by the Governor of Tasmania to form a government. The head of the government is the Premier of Tasmania.

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Coordinates: 42°53′07″S 147°19′49″E / 42.88528°S 147.33028°E / -42.88528; 147.33028