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Why have a constitution

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"...Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins"
John Locke, 1690.


Most constitutions are written down in a special document, or sometimes in a series of documents.

In Western Australia, our State Government is organised and run according to the Constitution Act of 1889, and subsequent amendments, including the Federal Constitution.

We do not have a single document, called "The Constitution of Western Australia". 

The State Constititution
​The State Constitution
The collection of laws which govern our political system in Western Australia


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.