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This is where Government is won or lost. The major parties need to win at least 76 seats in the 151-seat House of Representatives, also known as the lower house, to win power.
Half the Senate, which serves as a check on the Government of the day, is up for re-election, with multiple senators representing an entire state or territory. It’s home to a host of minor parties and independents, and the Government has to negotiate with this diverse group of MPs to get legislation through Parliament.