46th Parliament of Australia

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46th Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
Coat of arms or logo
House of Representatives
Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia
since 6 February 1952
Seats227 (151 MPs, 76 Senators)
Australian House of Representatives June 2019.svg
House of Representatives political groups
Government (77)

     Liberal (44)
     Liberal National (23)[a]
     National (10)

Opposition (68)
     Labor (68)

Crossbench (6)
     Greens (1)
     Katter's Australian (1)
     Centre Alliance (1)
     Independent (3)[b]

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Senate political groups
Government (35)

     Liberal (26)
     Liberal National (6)[c]
     National (2)
     Country Liberal (1)[d]

Opposition (26)
     Labor (26)

Crossbench (15)
     Greens (9)
     Centre Alliance (2)
     One Nation (2)
     Lambie Network (1)
     Independent (1)[e]

Last general election
18 May 2019
Meeting place
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Parliament House
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  1. ^ 17 Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) MPs sit in the Liberals party room and 6 sit in the Nationals party room
  2. ^ Current independent MPs: Andrew Wilkie (Clark), Helen Haines (Indi), Zali Steggall (Warringah)
  3. ^ Four Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) senators sit in the Liberals party room, while two senators sit in the Nationals party room.
  4. ^ Sits in the Nationals party room.
  5. ^ The independent senator is Cory Bernardi (South Australia). The party he was the leader of, the Australian Conservatives, was formally deregistered on 25 June 2019.

The 46th Parliament of Australia is a meeting of the legislative branch of the Australian federal government, composed of the Australian Senate and the Australian House of Representatives. The parliament was opened on 2 July 2019.[1]

2019 federal election[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

At the 2019 election, in the 151-seat House of Representatives, the incumbent Coalition government was reelected with 77 seats, a majority of two seats. The Labor opposition won 68 seats. Six other MPs were elected to the crossbench, with the Greens, Centre Alliance, Katter's Australian Party, and independents Andrew Wilkie, Helen Haines and Zali Steggall winning a seat each.


In the Senate, 40 of the 76 seats were up for election. Following the election, the Coalition had a total of 35 seats, four short of a majority. Labor held 26 seats, the Greens held 9 seats, Centre Alliance and One Nation each held two seats, the Jacqui Lambie Network held one seat, and one seat was held by independent Cory Bernardi, who deregistered the party he was previously a member of on 25 June 2019.

Major events[edit]

Major legislation[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Parliament sits for first time since Scott Morrison's election victory – politics live". Guardian Australia. 2 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "The Government Just Voted To Repeal The Medevac Bill, And People Are Absolutely Disgusted". Junkee. 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Coalition's income tax cuts pass Senate in full as Labor backs down". Guardian Australia. 4 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "What is a temporary exclusion order? Australia's foreign fighters bill explained". Guardian Australia. 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ "New laws can't stop foreign fighters returning to Australia". 2GB. 26 July 2019.