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The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of Federal Parliament


in Australia. It is sometimes called the ‘people’s house’ or the ‘house of
government’. The House of Representatives is made up of 150 members.
Each member, elected through preferential voting, represents an electoral
division in Australia. The House of Representatives shares the power to
make laws with the Senate and determines the government.

Speaker
Deputy
Clerk Clerk

Government Opposition
Prime Leader of the
Minister Opposition

Shadow
Ministers Ministers

Opposition
Backbenchers
Government
Backbenchers

Serjeant-At-Arms

Independents and
Minor Parties