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South Australian Legislative Council

NameSouth Australian Legislative Council
Session RoomSouth Australian Legislative Council.JPG
House TypeUpper house
Leader1 TypePresident
Leader1Bob Sneath
Party1Labor Party
Election127 April 2006
Political Groups1Labor (8)
Liberal (7)
SA Greens (2)
Family First (2)
No Pokies (2)
D4D (1)
Election320 March 2010
Meeting PlaceParliament House, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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The Legislative Council, or upper house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of South Australia. Its central purpose is to act as a house of review for legislation passed through the lower house, the House of Assembly. It sits in Parliament House in the state capital, Adelaide.

It has 22 members elected for eight-year terms by proportional representation, with half the members facing re-election every four years. It is elected in a similar manner to its federal counterpart, the Australian Senate. Casual vacancies - where someone resigns or dies - are filled by a joint sitting of both houses, who then elect a replacement.

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South Australian Greens fund raising Dinner at the Irish Club, Carrington St, Adelaide. Speech by lead Legislative Council candidate Tammy Jennings. In preparation for the South Australian Elections on March 20, 2010.
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South Australian Greens fund raising Dinner at the Irish Club, Carrington St, Adelaide. Speech by lead Legislative Council candidate Tammy Jennings. In preparation for the South Australian Elections on March 20, 2010.
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Its 4 days until the south Australian state election and no one has come up with a real action they will commit to deal with the River Murray and management of water. In my view and the research I have undertaken this group who are Group U on the LC ticket are one of the few who have actually thought about water and how to manage it for the good of all
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The Border Watch (blog)--One anonymous protestor said it was anticipated that yesterday the -Legislative Council- would start debate on a bill for the reduction of long service leave ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 21:27:37 GMT+00:00
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Green Left Weekly--The following motion was passed: “This rally expresses no confidence in Treasurer Foley's budget measures, calls on members of the -Legislative Council- to ... - Date : Sun, 24 Oct 2010 07:07:03 GMT+00:00
MP optimistic on SA enthanasia push - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--There is expected to be a vote late next month on a bill introduced by the Greens to legalise voluntary euthanasia in -South Australia-. A -Legislative Council- ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 03:24:23 GMT+00:00

2010 :
Party Seats held 2010 Council
Australian Labor Party 8                
Liberal Party of Australia 7              
SA Greens 2        
Family First Party 2        
No Pokies 2    
Dignity for Disability 1      

2006-2010 :
Party 2006 2006 Council 2009 Council @ 2009
Australian Labor Party 8                 8                
Liberal Party of Australia 8                 8                
Family First Party 2         2        
No Pokies 2     2    
Greens SA 1       1      
Australian Democrats (*) 1       0    
Independents (*) 0     1    

2002-2006 :
Party Seats held 2002-2006 Council
Liberal Party of Australia 9                  
Australian Labor Party 7                
Australian Democrats 3          
Family First Party 1      
No Pokies 1    
Independents (*) 1    

1997-2002 :
Party Seats held 1997-2002 Council
Liberal Party of Australia 10                    
Australian Labor Party 8                  
Australian Democrats 3          
No Pokies 1    

1993-1997 :
Party Seats held 1993-1997 Council
Liberal Party of Australia 11                      
Australian Labor Party 9                    
Australian Democrats 2        

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