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

      Vickie Chapman

      Deputy Premier


      Profile picture of the Hon Vickie ChapmanVickie Chapman grew up on a farm on Kangaroo Island, before moving to Adelaide to finish Year 12 at Pembroke School. She graduated with a law degree from the University of Adelaide in 1978, before practising as a barrister and solicitor in her own family law firm, Chapman and Associates. She moved to the independent Bar in 2001.

      Vickie has been the Member of Parliament representing the seat of Bragg since 2002, and currently serves as the Deputy Premier and Attorney-General.

      In her spare moments, Vickie enjoys walking and spending time with her two sons and four granddaughters.  

      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.

      South Australia's Justice Agenda

      The government’s Justice Agenda highlights the work that has been done to date, and lays the foundations for work yet to come.

      Learn more about the Justice Agenda

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