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Composition of the Senate

Composition of the Senate*
  Political Party Numbers Total
Government coalition Liberal Party of Australia (Lib) 23 29
The Nationals (the NATS) 5
Country Liberal Party (CLP) 1
Opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) 26 26
Crossbench Australian Greens (AG) 9 21
Pauline Hanson's One Nation (PHON) 4
Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) 3
Australian Conservatives (AC) 1
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (DHJP) 1
Family First (FF) 1
Jacqui Lambie Network (JLN) 1
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) 1
  Total 76 76

*as at 2 March 2017

Composition of the Senate expanded*
State Lib The NATS CLP ALP AG PHON NXT AC DHJP FF JLN LDP Total
NSW 3 2   4 1 1           1 12
VIC 4 1   4 2       1       12
QLD 3 2   4 1 2             12
WA 5     4 2 1             12
SA 3     3 1   3 1   1     12
TAS 4     5 2            1   12
ACT 1     1                 2
NT     1 1                 2
Australia 23 5 1 26 9 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 76

*as at 2 March 2017