Government of South Australia

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.

Government of South Australia
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Formation
Australian stateSouth Australia
Websitehttp://www.sa.gov.au/
Legislative branch
LegislatureParliament of South Australia;
Meeting placeParliament House
Executive branch
Main organCabinet of South Australia
LeaderPremier
AppointerGovernor
Meeting placeParliament House
Judicial branch
CourtSupreme Court
SeatAdelaide

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 the South Australian Legislative Council and the South Australian House of Assembly, with general elections held every four years.[1]

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:[2][3][4]

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
The Hon. Steven Marshall MHA PremierMarshall2018 Liberal 19 March 2018 incumbent 340 days
The Hon. Vickie Chapman MHA Chapman2018 Liberal
The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC Lucas2018 Liberal
  • Minister for Education
The Hon. John Gardner MHA John Gardner, South Australia, 2018 Liberal 22 March 2018 337 days
  • Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
The Hon. David Ridgway MLC Ridgway Liberal
  • Minister for Human Services
The Hon. Michelle Lensink MLC Lensink Liberal
  • Minister for Industry and Skills
The Hon. David Pisoni MHA Pisoni Liberal
  • Minister for Health and Wellbeing
The Hon. Stephen Wade MLC Wade2018 Liberal
  • Minister for Energy and Mining
The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MHA Van Holst Pellekaan Liberal
  • Minister for Child Protection
The Hon. Rachel Sanderson MHA Rachel Sanderson, South Australia, 2018 Liberal
  • Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development
The Hon. Tim Whetstone MHA Whetstone2018 Liberal
  • Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services
  • Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing
The Hon. Corey Wingard MHA Wingard Liberal
  • Minister for Environment and Water
The Hon. David Speirs MHA Speirs Liberal
  • Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government
  • Minister for Planning
The Hon. Stephan Knoll MHA Stephan Knoll, South Australia, 2018 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:[5]

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

Government business enterprises

See also

References

  1. ^ Constitution Act 1934 (SA) s.4
  2. ^ "The South Australian Government Gazette, March 19 2018, No. 18, Supplementary Gazette" (PDF). Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ MacLennan, Leah (22 March 2018). "SA election: Who's who in the new South Australian Liberal Government?". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  4. ^ "The South Australian Government Gazette, 22 March 2018, No. 20, Supplementary Gazette" (PDF). Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Government departments and ministers". Directories. Government of South Australia. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  6. ^ "ForestrySA Corporate Overview". ForestrySA. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  7. ^ "About us". SA Water. Retrieved 18 August 2015.

External links

Boondina Conservation Park

Boondina Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the west of the state in the gazetted locality of Yellabinna about 38 kilometres (24 mi) north-east of the town centre in Fowlers Bay.The land first acquired protected area status on 11 November 1993 as part of a conservation reserve dedicated under the Crown Lands Act 1929 and known as the Yumbarra Conservation Reserve. In 2006, the conservation reserve was resumed with part of the resumed crown land being constituted as the Boondina Conservation Park.Its name is derived from the “native name associated with the area by the local Aboriginal people” and which “draws its significance from local water sources.”As of 2013, the conservation park is managed as part of a larger group of protected areas known as the Yellabinna Reserves which also includes Pureba Conservation Park, the Yellabinna Regional Reserve, the Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area and the Yumbarra Conservation Park. The management approach for the Yellabinna Reserves is described by the managing authority as being “an integrated and collaborative approach to the conservation of over three million hectares of mallee woodland.” No visitors facilities are provided within the conservation park nor is there access for public vehicles. Mineral exploration and mining is permitted in the conservation park.A co-management agreement signed by the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation and the Government of South Australia in 2013 in respect to the Yumbarra Conservation Park also provides for the corporation to give advice on the management of the conservation park and other reserves in the west of the state. The conservation park is one of those in the west of the state where aboriginal people are permitted to hunt for and gather food.The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.

Cabinet of South Australia

The Cabinet of South Australia is the chief policy-making organ of the Government of South Australia. In South Australia, the cabinet is interchangeably known as the ministry as there is no "outer ministry" – therefore all ministers are in cabinet. The current fourteen-member cabinet, the Marshall Ministry, is headed by Premier Steven Marshall of the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia.

City of Port Augusta

The City of Port Augusta is a local government area located at the northern end of Spencer Gulf in South Australia. It is centred on the town of Port Augusta. The city was the site of South Australia's main power supplier, the Port Augusta powerhouse, located on the coast of the Spencer Gulf.

Conservation reserves of South Australia

Conservation reserves of South Australia is a class of protected area used in the Australian state of South Australia where crown land under the control of the responsible minister has been dedicated for conservation purposes. This class of protected area has been in use as early as 1985 and as of 2016, there are fifteen conservation reserves that cover an area of 194.7 square kilometres (75.1 sq mi) or less than 1% of South Australia's land area.

County of Burra

County of Burra is a cadastral unit located in the Australian state of South Australia which covers land located in the state’s east associated with the town of Burra. It was proclaimed in 1851 by Governor Young and named after the town of Burra.

County of Carnarvon (South Australia)

County of Carnarvon is a cadastral unit located in the Australian state of South Australia which covers the full extent of Kangaroo Island. It was proclaimed in 1874 by Governor Musgrave in response to the demand for agriculture land on Kangaroo Island.

County of Fergusson

County of Fergusson is a cadastral unit located in the Australian state of South Australia which spans Yorke Peninsula south of Price. It was proclaimed in 1869 by Governor Fergusson after whom the county was named.

County of Jervois

The County of Jervois is a cadastral unit in the Australian state of South Australia that covers land on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula. It was proclaimed on 24 January 1878 and named after William Jervois, the Governor of South Australia from October 1877 to January 1883.

County of Le Hunte

County of Le Hunte is a cadastral unit located in the Australian state of South Australia that covers land located in the centre of Eyre Peninsula. It was proclaimed in 1908 and named after George Le Hunte who was the Governor of South Australia from July 1903 to February 1909.

County of Musgrave

The County of Musgrave is a cadastral unit in the Australian state of South Australia that covers land on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. It was proclaimed on 22 June 1876 and named after Anthony Musgrave, the Governor of South Australia from 9 June 1876 to 29 January 1877.

Custon Conservation Park

Custon Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's Limestone Coast in the gazetted locality of Custon about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the town centre in Wolseley and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the municipal seat of Bordertown.The conservation park occupies land in the Section 903 and Allotment 2 in Deposited Plan 36724 of the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Tatiara. It is bounded by Bangham Road on its western side and by Pier Point Road on its northern side.The land originally gained protected area status in 2007, when crown land in section 903 was gazetted as the Custon Conservation Park and was enlarged in 2016 by the addition of crown land in the Allotment 2 in Deposited Plan 36724.The conservation park contains an “ecological community” consisting of “a grassy woodland” of grey box which is listed as ‘Endangered’ under the state's National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 with buloke being a "co-dominant tree species.” As of 2014, the Government of South Australia has been using fire as “part of an integrated management strategy to maintain the Grey-box Grassy Woodland association.”The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.

District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula

The District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula was a local government area in South Australia from 1984 to 1997. The council seat was at Kadina.

Government House, Adelaide

Government House, located in Adelaide on the corner of North Terrace and King William Road, is the official residence of the Governor of South Australia.

List of protected areas in Adelaide

List of protected areas in Adelaide refers to protected areas proclaimed by South Australian government which are located within the Adelaide metropolitan area.

Point Bell Conservation Park

Point Bell Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Penong in the west of the state on the coastline of the Great Australian Bight on land including and adjoining the headland of Point Bell about 52 kilometres (32 miles) west of the town of Ceduna.The land first acquired protected area status on 11 November 1993 as a conservation reserve dedicated under the Crown Lands Act 1929 and known as the Point Bell Conservation Reserve. In 2005, the conservation reserve was resumed and in 2006, the land was constituted as the Point Bell Conservation Park.In 2007, the conservation park was described by its managing authority as follows:

This small rocky point with granite boulders contains long, sandy beaches and sand dunes. It provides excellent fishing, camping and swimming opportunities.

A co-management agreement signed by the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation and the Government of South Australia in 2013 in respect to the Yumbarra Conservation Park also provides for the corporation to give advice on the management of the conservation park and other reserves in the west of the state. The conservation park is one of those in the west of the state where aboriginal people are permitted to hunt for and gather food.The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.

Pureba Conservation Park

Pureba Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the west of the state in the gazetted locality of Pureba about 74 kilometres (46 mi) east of the town centre in Ceduna.It is located partly within the extent of Eyre Peninsula and on land to the peninsula's immediate north.The land first acquired protected area status on 25 January 1990 as the Pureba Conservation Park constituted under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. Crown land which had been previously dedicated as a conservation reserve known as the Pureba Conservation Reserve under the Crown Lands Act 1929 in 1993 was added to the conservation park on 29 June 2006 along with other land.Its name is derived from Pureba Hill which is located within its boundaries.As of 2013, the conservation park is managed as part of a larger group of protected areas known as the Yellabinna Reserves which also includes Boondina Conservation Park, the Yellabinna Regional Reserve, the Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area and the Yumbarra Conservation Park. The management approach is described by the managing authority as being “an integrated and collaborative approach to the conservation of over three million hectares of mallee woodland.” No visitors facilities are provided within the conservation park nor is there access for public vehicles. Mineral exploration and mining is permitted in the conservation park.A co-management agreement signed by the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation and the Government of South Australia in 2013 in respect to the Yumbarra Conservation Park also provides for the corporation to give advice on the management of the conservation park and other reserves in the west of the state. The conservation park is one of those in the west of the state where aboriginal people are permitted to hunt for and gather food.The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.

Regions of South Australia

In South Australia, one of the states of Australia, there are many areas which are commonly known by regional names. Regions are areas that share similar characteristics. These characteristics may be natural such as the Murray River, the coastline, desert or mountains. Alternatively, the characteristics may be cultural, such as common land use. South Australia is divided by numerous sets of regional boundaries, based on different characteristics. In many cases boundaries defined by different agencies are coterminous.

South Australian Government Gazette

The South Australian Government Gazette is the government gazette of the South Australian Government. First printed on 20 June 1839, the South Australian Government chose to have its own publication rather than using the local newspaper, South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register because the publishers were perceived as politically biased. The purpose was to publish government orders and acts with authority of the colonial secretary. Initially it was called South Australian Gazette.

Witjira National Park

Witjira National Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia about 987 kilometres (613 miles) north of the state capital of Adelaide.The national park was proclaimed on 21 November 1985 to "protect Australia’s largest array of arterial springs: the nationally significant Dalhousie Mound Springs complex". In 2007, it became the first protected area in South Australia to have formal joint management arrangements between its traditional owners and the Government of South Australia.As of 2018, it covered an area of 7,726.73 square kilometres (2,983.31 sq mi).The extent of land occupied by the national park was gazetted as a locality in April 2013 under the name 'Witjira'.The historic Dalhousie Homestead Ruins, from the former Dalhousie Station, lie within the national park and are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.The national park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area. It was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate during or after 1998.

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