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The Evolution of Governorship in Western Australia

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From Stirling to Sanderson - The Evolution of Governorship in Western Australia and Its Significance in the Contemporary Political Environment.

By Tristan Masters

 

A NECESSARY BACKGROUND OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S STATE POLITICAL APPARATUS

In order to gain a full and complete understanding of the role of the Governor, it is necessary to first set the scene. Thus, before embarking on a thorough analysis of the Vice-Regal office, the Governmental and Constitutional framework of Western Australia needs to be established. Doing so will put the role of the Governor into its political context, as well as ultimately making several key political terms considerably clearer.

 

 

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.