The Attorney-General of South Australia is responsible for exercising certain powers and regulating and administering a range of legislation.

Role in the legal system

The Attorney-General is the state’s principal legal advisor to the government and responsible for the administration of justice. The Attorney-General is a member of Cabinet and responsible for:

  • specific legislation and the state's legal system
  • developing and implementing policy
  • legal action relevant to the state government.

The Attorney-General is unable to comment on decisions or matters presented in court and does not provide legal advice to members of the public.


View the legislation committed to the Attorney-General and other ministers.

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South Australian Members of Parliament