Bicameralism

Bicameralism

A bicameral parliament consists of two Houses. Parliaments with only one chamber are described as unicameral. 

The New South Wales Parliament is bicameral, consisting of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory have unicameral parliaments. In New South Wales, the two Houses are elected by different voting methods which results in significant differences in the representation of political parties in each House.