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The make-up of Australia's next parliament confirmed

Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Source: E+

All the votes from the May 18 election have finally been counted.

The make-up of Australia's next federal parliament has been confirmed, with the announcement of senators for Victoria marking the end of the count from the May 18 election.

As expected, the Liberals have won three of the six Senate seats in Victoria which were up for election, with incumbents James Paterson and Jane Hume set to be joined by fresh face David Van.

Labor senator Raff Ciccone has held onto his spot after taking Victorian factional ally Jacinta Collins' place when she retired earlier this year.

Former United Voice state secretary Jess Walsh will join Senator Ciccone on Labor's team after gaining second place on the party's ticket over outgoing senator Gavin Marshall.

The Greens' Janet Rice will also return to the Senate when parliament resumes.

The Victorian Senate results were the only ones yet to be finalised after teams from South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland were announced on Tuesday.

They are set to be formally declared on Wednesday, while senators for Tasmania, the Northern Territory, the ACT and NSW already have been declared.

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The new Senate will comprise 35 coalition members, 26 Labor, nine Greens, two One Nation, two Centre Alliance, one Australian Conservatives and Jacqui Lambie. All 151 House of Representatives seats have now been declared.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will head into the 46th parliament with 77 seats in the lower house.

Labor will have 68 seats, down one on its previous position, while there will be six MPs on the crossbench - one Green, one Centre Alliance, Queensland's Bob Katter and three independents.

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