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Federation Hall
4 January 2021 – 1 November 2024
Speakers
Senate Sue Lines (L)
House Steve Georganas (L)
Membership
Members 86 Senators
301 Representatives
Government Labour majority
Sessions
1st: 4 January 2021 – present

The Fifty-Ninth Congress of the Union is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the Cygnian Government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet from 4 January 2021 to 1 November 2024. The 2020 federal elections resulted in the Cygnian Labour Party retaining majority government status in the House.

Major events

Scheduled

Party summary

Senate

Party
(Shading indicates governing caucus)
Total
Labour Crossbench National Vacant
End of previous Congress 35 19 32 86 0
Begin (3 January 2021) 37 13 36 86 0

House of Representatives

Party
(Shading indicates governing caucus)
Total
Labour Crossbench National Vacant
Greens Centre KNP UCP Ind.
End of previous Congress 157 1 1 1 0 4 138 302 0
Begin 155 1 1 1 0 3 140 301 0
23 February 2021 4 139 301 0
23 August 2021 1 3 301 0
Latest voting share 51.50% 0.33% 0.33% 0.33% 0.33% 1.00% 46.18%

Leadership

Senate

Sue Lines (L), Speaker of the Senate

  • Speaker: Sue Lines (L)
  • Deputy Speaker: Scott Ryan (N)

Government (Labour) leadership

Opposition (National) leadership

Crossbench membership

House of Representatives

Steve Georganas (L), Speaker of the House

Government (Labour) leadership

Opposition (National) leadership

  • Leader of the Opposition: Scott Morrison
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition: Josh Frydenberg
  • Manager of Opposition Business: Christian Porter
  • Opposition Whip: Bert van Manen

Crossbench membership

  • Greens Representative: Adam Bandt
  • Katter's National Representative: Bob Katter
  • Centre Alliance Representative: Rebekha Sharkie
  • United Cygnia Party Representative: Craig Kelly
  • Independents: Helen Haines, Andrew Wilkie, Zali Steggall


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