The Attorney-General of South Australia is responsible for exercising certain powers and regulating and administering a range of legislation.
Vickie 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, with further responsibility for the Justice Reform and Consumer and Business Services portfolios.
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.
The agenda comprises six key priority areas:
- Protecting South Australians
- Strong penalties, effective solutions
- A courts system built to last
- Modern liquor and gambling laws
- Supporting consumers
- Keeping the law and our policies current and relevant.