Government of South Australia

Government of South Australia

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Government of South Australia
Government of South Australia logo.svg
Emblem of the South Australian Government and its agencies
Coat of arms of South Australia.svg
Coat of arms of the State of South Australia, used for formal and ceremonial purposes.
Australian state South Australia
Legislative branch
Legislature Parliament of South Australia;
Meeting place Parliament House
Executive branch
Main organ Cabinet of South Australia
Leader Premier
Appointer Governor
Meeting place Parliament House
Judicial branch
Court Supreme Court
Seat Adelaide

The Government of South Australia, also referred to as the South Australian Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of South Australia. The Government of South Australia, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1856 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, South Australia has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, South Australia ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth.

Executive and judicial powers

South Australia is governed according to the principles of the Westminster system, a form of parliamentary government based on the model of the United Kingdom. Legislative power rests with the Parliament of South Australia, which consists of Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, represented by the governor of South Australia, and the two Houses, the South Australian Legislative Council and the South Australian House of Assembly, with general elections held every four years.

Executive power rests formally with the executive council, which consists of the governor and senior ministers. In practice, executive power is exercised by the premier of South Australia and the cabinet, who are appointed by the governor, but who hold office by virtue of their ability to command the support of a majority of members of the House of Assembly.

Judicial power is exercised by the Supreme Court of South Australia and a system of subordinate courts, but the High Court of Australia and other federal courts have overriding jurisdiction on matters which fall under the ambit of the Australian constitution.

Current ministry

The current ministry of the South Australian Government comprises the following Liberal members:[1][2][3]

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
The Hon. Steven Marshall MHA Steven Marshall crop.jpg Liberal 19 March 2018 (2018-03-19) incumbent 107 days
The Hon. Vickie Chapman MHA Liberal
The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC Rob Lucas.jpg Liberal
  • Minister for Education
The Hon. John Gardner MHA Liberal 22 March 2018 (2018-03-22) 104 days
  • Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
The Hon. David Ridgway MLC Liberal
  • Minister for Human Services
The Hon. Michelle Lensink MLC Michelle Lensink.JPG Liberal
  • Minister for Industry and Skills
The Hon. David Pisoni MHA David Pisoni (cropped).jpg Liberal
  • Minister for Health and Wellbeing
The Hon. Stephen Wade MLC Liberal
  • Minister for Energy and Mining
The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MHA Dan van Holst Pellekaan (2015).jpg Liberal
  • Minister for Child Protection
The Hon. Rachel Sanderson MHA Rachel Sanderson 2018.jpg Liberal
  • Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development
The Hon. Tim Whetstone MHA Liberal
  • Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services
  • Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing
The Hon. Corey Wingard MHA Liberal
  • Minister for Environment and Water
The Hon. David Speirs MHA David Speirs crop.jpg Liberal
  • Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government
  • Minister for Planning
The Hon. Stephan Knoll MHA Liberal

Government agencies

The South Australian Government delivers services, determines policy and regulations, including legal interpretation, by a number of agencies grouped under areas of portfolio responsibility. Each portfolio is led by a government minister who is a member of the Parliament. As of July 2016 there were twenty one (21) lead agencies, called government departments, that consist of:[4]

A range of other agencies support the functions of these departments.

Government business enterprises

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  1. ^ "The South Australian Government Gazette, March 19 2018, No. 18, Supplementary Gazette" (PDF). Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  2. ^ MacLennan, Leah (22 March 2018). "SA election: Who's who in the new South Australian Liberal Government?". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "The South Australian Government Gazette, 22 March 2018, No. 20, Supplementary Gazette" (PDF). Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Government departments and ministers". Directories. Government of South Australia. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "ForestrySA Corporate Overview". ForestrySA. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "About us". SA Water. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 

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