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Electing senators to the Senate

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Catalogue no: 0403

Source/Credit line: Parliamentary Education Office (www.peo.gov.au)

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This diagram is about electing senators to the Senate.

Twelve senators are elected from each state. Two senators are elected from each territory.

Six states multiplied by 12 senators equals 72 state senators.

Two territories multiplied by two senators equals 4 territory senators.

72 plus four equals 76 senators in the Senate.