A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature or parliament.
The Parliament of Australia, also known as the Commonwealth Parliament or Federal Parliament, is the legislative branch of the government of Australia.
The Senate is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Australia, the lower house being the House of Representatives.
Representative democracy is a form of government founded on the principle of elected individuals representing the people, as opposed to autocracy and direct democracy.
The membership of the Senate
Under sections seven and eight of the Australian Constitution.These conditions have periodically been the source of debate, and within these conditions, the composition and rules of the Senate have varied significantly since federation.