Australia's Head of State
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is Australia's head of state. On the advice of the Australian Prime Minister, the Queen appoints the Governor-General to act on her behalf.
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO was sworn in as Australia's 25th Governor-General on 5 September 2008. The Governor-General acts as the Queen's representative.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is Ms Anna Burke MP.
The President of the Senate is Senator the Hon John Hogg.
Government and Opposition Leadership – House of Representatives
The Prime Minister of Australia is the Hon Julia Gillard MP. Ms Gillard is also the Leader of the Australian Labor Party.
The Deputy Prime Minister is the Hon Wayne Swan MP.
The Leader of the House and Manager of Government Business in the House is the Hon Anthony Albanese MP.
Independents and Minor Parties – House of Representatives
Mr Adam Bandt MP is a member of the Australian Greens.
Mr Tony Crook MP is a member of the Nationals WA.
Mr Bob Katter MP is a member of Katter's Australian Party.
Mr Robert Oakeshott MP is an Independent.
The Hon Peter Slipper MP is an Independent.
Mr Craig Thomson MP is an Independent.
Mr Andrew Wilkie MP is an Independent.
Mr Tony Windsor MP is an Independent.
Government and Opposition Leadership – Senate
The Leader of the Government in the Senate is Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy.
The Manager of Government Business in the Senate is Senator Jacinta Collins.
Other Party Leadership
The Leader of The Nationals is the Hon Warren Truss MP.
The Leader of The Nationals in the Senate is Senator Barnaby Joyce.
Parliamentary officers are employees of parliamentary departments that advise and support the Senate and House of Representatives.
Find out more details about who's who in Parliament: www.aph.gov.au/whoswho