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Statistics for the 44th Parliament

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Out of 226 members of parliament, there were*
30 or under 2 60 or over 47
Non-Indigenous 222 Indigenous 4
Male 157 Female 69
Born in Australia 198 Born overseas 28

*as at 9 May 2016

During the 44th Parliament*
 House of RepresentativesSenateTotal
Questions without notice 3515 4958 8473
Petitions presented 263 82 345
Signatures to petitions received 1 734 366 322 279 2 056 645

*as at 9 May 2016

Bills in the 44th Parliament*
 House of RepresentativesSenateTotal
First introduced 528 96 624
Passed by both houses   378
*as at 9 May 2016
Committees*
  House of Representatives**Senate**
Committee reports presented to the 44th Parliament* 252 686

*as at 9 May 2016
**Includes joint committees administered by this house of Parliament

Composition of the House of Representatives*
 Political PartyNumbersTotal
Government coalition Liberal Party of Australia (Lib) 74 90
The Nationals (the NATS) 15
Country Liberal Party (CLP) 1
Opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) 55 55
Crossbench Australian Greens (AG) 1 1
Independents (IND) 2 2
Katter's Australian Party (KAP) 1 1
Palmer United Party (PUP) 1 1
  Total 150 150

*as at 9 May 2016

Composition of the Senate*
 Political partyNumbersTotal
Government Coalition Liberal Party of Australia (Lib) 27 33
The Nationals (the NATS) 5
Country Liberal Party (CLP) 1
Opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) 25 25
Crossbench Australian Greens (AG) 10 18
Palmer United Party (PUP) 1
Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party (AMEP) 1
Family First (FF) 1
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) 1
Independents (IND) 4
  Total 76 76

*as at 9 May 2016

Composition of the House of Representatives expanded*
StateLibThe NATSCLPALPAGKAPPUPINDTotal
NSW 23 7   18         48
VIC 14 2   19 1     1 37
QLD 16 6   6   1 1   30
WA 12     3         15
SA 6     5         11
TAS 3     1       1 5
ACT       2         2
NT     1 1         2
Australia 74 15 1 55 1 1 1 2 150

*as at 9 May 2016

Composition of the Senate expanded*
StateLibThe NATSCLPALPAGPUPAMEPFFLDPINDTotal
NSW 4 2   4 1       1   12
VIC 3 1   4 2   1     1 12
QLD 4 2   4 1         1 12
SA 5     3 2     1   1 12
WA 6     3 2 1         12
TAS 4     5 2          1 12
NT     1 1             2
ACT 1     1             2
Australia 27 5 1 25 10 1 1 1 1 4 76

*as at 9 May 2016

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