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Parliament, House of Representatives

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
38%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
25%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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New IPU report shows that women MPs have never been so diverse

According to the latest IPU report, Women in Parliament 2022 , women’s participation in parliament has never been as diverse and representative as it is in many countries today. And for the first time in history, not a single functioning
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Celebrating 10 women MPs who are active on IPU committees

As the IPU celebrates International Women’s Day, these are just some of the inspiring women MPs working actively in the IPU’s committees to promote gender equality, youth participation, peace and sustainable development. Sahar Albazar, Egypt President of the Board of
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How 6 countries are fighting climate change with legislation

Climate change has no simple solutions – that’s why the IPU has partnered with the Grantham Research Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) to create an easy-to-access legislation database to share good practices among parliamentarians globally. Here’s how it can help parliamentarians tackle climate change.
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More women and more diversity in new Australian parliament

All 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the 76 Senate seats were up for reelection in the recent Australian parliament elections. The Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, beat the incumbent Liberal/National coalition government. According to
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Case studies

Case studies
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Buildings fit for a parliament: The politics of parliamentary architecture

Parliament buildings are often statements revealing a country’s vision, traditions and culture. Here are the five types of plenary halls and their political significance. As former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill commented: “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings
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Australia breaks records and tackles violence against women MPs

In 2022, Australia achieved record-breaking shares of women in both chambers of parliament, making it, along with New Zealand, the subregion with the highest average proportion of women MPs across both houses (46.4%). The Senate of Australia was the only
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