||The purpose of this Bill is to overcome some of the deficiencies of the Western Australian Constitution. The Bill consolidates the Constitution Act 1889 and the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899 into one Act. It reorders the sections of these Acts so that they are arranged in five parts, preliminary, the Parliament, the Executive Government, the Judiciary and Local Government. Obsolete sections of the Acts are removed. Nine sections of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899 (those sections pertaining to parliamentary qualifications and disqualification) are transferred to the Electoral Act 1907 in the Electoral Amendment (Constitutional Provisions) Bill 1997. The Constitution of Western Australia Bill 1997 does not in any way alter or change the substance of any of the current provisions of the Constitution Act 1889 or Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899.