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Martin, R, Responsible Government in South Australia: Playford to Rann 1957-2007 (Netley, South Australia: Wakefield Press on behalf of the Sesquicentenary Committee of the Parliament of South Australia, 2009)
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Australian Constitution
The relative financial strength of the Commonwealth grew over the twentieth century and its potential jurisdictional scope was expanded by a number of High Court decisions in relation to matters such as conditional grants and foreign treaties. These changes have given the Commonwealth a greater capacity to influence matters within the jurisdiction of the South Australian government than was probably intended by the drafters of the Australian Constitution. In practice, the Commonwealth’s financial capability needs to be weighed against the state government’s continuing capacity to portray itself as uniquely concerned with the specific welfare of South Australians, thus giving the state government a relative political strength that to some extent belies its weakened constitutional and financial status.
constitution and the Australian constitution.
Parkin, A (ed.), South Australia, Federalism and Public Policy: Essays Exploring the Impact of the Australian Federal System on Government and Public Policy in South Australia (Canberra: Federalism Research Centre, Australian National University, 1996)
What did the Constitution originally say about Indigenous Australians
As a matter of constitutional principle, the Commonwealth government and the South Australian government were created as, and formally remain equal partners within the federal system, each embodying ‘the Crown’ and each exercising ‘sovereignty’ over matters within its jurisdiction. South Australians are thus jointly governed by a Commonwealth government and by a state government, as well as through a local government system that, contrary to some popular perceptions, has no entrenched constitutional status and is formally an instrument of the state government.
The Australian Constitution provides protection for ..
Self-government – meaning a shift from London to Adelaide in the effective locus of authority – was granted in 1856. Since then the South Australian parliament has been able (subject since 1901, as explained below, to the Australian Constitution) to legislate for the welfare and good government of the state. Likewise the executive branch of South Australian government has evolved from its initial gubernatorial simplicity to a full apparatus of departments, agencies and instrumentalities headed by a cabinet under the leadership of the premier.