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The frontbench

Image of The frontbench

Catalogue no: 0100

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

Description

This diagram is about the frontbench.

The frontbench is the front row of seating in both chambers.

The frontbench – ministers and shadow ministers:

  • make or scrutinise key decisions
  • specialise in key areas of governance
  • debate and vote on bills.