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Statistics for the 43rd Parliament

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Out of 226 members of parliament, there were*
30 or under 1 60 or over 49
Non-Indigenous 225 Indigenous 1
Male 159 Female 67
Born in Australia 199 Born Overseas 27
*as at 28 June 2013
During the 43rd Parliament*
 House of RepresentativesSenateTotal
Questions without Notice 2656 4015 6671
Petitions presented 436 113 549
Signatures to petitions received 1 217 890 172 360 1 390 250
*as at 28 June 2013
Bills in the 43rd Parliament*
 House of RepresentativesSenateTotal
First introduced 651 148 799
Passed by both houses   567
*as at 28 June 2013
Committees
  House of Representatives**Senate**
Committee reports presented to the 43rd Parliament* 372 551

*As at 28 June 2013

**Includes joint committees administered by this house of Parliament

Composition of the House of Representatives*
 Political PartyNumbersTotal
Government** Australian Labor Party (ALP) 71 71
Opposition coalition Liberal Party of Australia (Lib) 59 72
The Nationals (the NATS) 11
Country Liberal Party (CLP) 1
Nationals WA 1
Crossbench Australian Greens (AG) 1 1
Independents (IND) 5 5
Katter's Australian Party 1 1
  Total 150 150
*As at 28 June 2013
**Formed with the support of several Independents and a member of the Australian Greens.
Composition of the Senate*
 Political PartyNumbersTotal
Government Australian Labor Party (ALP) 31 31
Opposition coalition Liberal Party of Australia (Lib) 28 34
The Nationals (the NATS) 5
Country Liberal Party (CLP) 1
Crossbench Australian Greens (AG) 9 11
Democratic Labor Party (DLP) 1
Independents (IND) 1
  Total 76 76
*As at 28 June 2013
Composition of the House of Representatives expanded*
StateALPLibThe NATSCLPAGKAPINDThe NATS WATotal
NSW 25 16 4       3   48
VIC 22 12 2   1       37
QLD 8 15 5     1 1   30
WA 3 11           1 15
SA 6 5             11
TAS 4           1   5
ACT 2               2
NT 1     1         2
Australia 71 59 11 1 1 1 5 1 150
*As at 28 June 2013
Composition of the Senate expanded*
StateALPLibThe NATSCLPAGDLPINDTotal
NSW 5 4 2   1     12
VIC 5 4 1   1 1   12
QLD 5 4 2   1     12
SA 4 5     2   1 12
WA 4 6     2     12
TAS 6 4     2     12
NT 1     1       2
ACT 1 1           2
Australia 31 28 5 1 9 1 1 76
*As at 28 June 2013

You can find more detailed statistics about the House of Representatives here: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Statistics/House_of_Representatives_Statistics

You can find more detailed statistics about the Senate here: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Statistics/Senate_StatsNet