Cabinet of Queensland

The Cabinet of Queensland is the chief policy-making organ of the Government of Queensland.

Composition

The Cabinet has the same membership as the Executive Council: the Premier and ministers (including the Deputy Premier and Attorney-General). Assistant ministers, formerly called parliamentary secretaries,[n 1] are not members.

Current members

Portfolio Minister
Annastacia Palaszczuk
Jackie Trad
  • Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Minister for Manufacturing
Cameron Dick
  • Minister for Innovation
  • Minister for Tourism Industry Development
  • Minister for the Commonwealth Games
Kate Jones
Yvette D'Ath
  • Minister for Police
  • Minister for Corrective Services
Mark Ryan
  • Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
Mark Furner
  • Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Anthony Lynham
  • Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Mark Bailey
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Ambulance Services
Steven Miles
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Industrial Affairs
Grace Grace
  • Minister for Disability Services
  • Minister for Seniors
  • Minister for Communities
Coralee O'Rourke
  • Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Minister for Science
  • Minister for the Arts
Leeanne Enoch
  • Minister for Employment
  • Minister for Training and Skills Development
  • Minister for Small Business
Shannon Fentiman
  • Minister for Housing and Public Works
  • Minister for Sport
  • Minister for Digital Technology
Mick de Brenni
  • Minister for Local Government
  • Minister for Racing
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Stirling Hinchliffe
  • Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
Craig Crawford
  • Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Di Farmer
Assistant Ministers
  • Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier
  • Assistant Minister for Veteran Affairs
Jennifer Howard
  • Assistant Minister for Treasury
Glenn Butcher
  • Assistant Minister for State Development
Julieanne Gilbert
  • Assistant Minister for Education
Brittany Lauga
  • Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development
Meaghan Scanlon

Role

Unlike the Executive Council, which is a mechanism for advising the Governor, the Cabinet meets without the Governor and is responsible for formulating and coordinating policy. In effect, the Executive Council is a vehicle for implementing decisions made in Cabinet.[3] Individual ministers are collectively responsible for the decisions made by Cabinet, so if a minister is unwilling to publicly support a collective decision of Cabinet, he or she is expected to resign.[4]

Meetings

Meetings of the Cabinet are usually held on 10:00 a.m. on Mondays in the Executive Building's Cabinet Room. The Premier (or Deputy Premier in her or his absence)[4] chairs its meetings[5] and establishes its agenda.[6] All members are expected to be present at all meetings unless excused by the Premier.[5]

See also

Notes

  1. In establishing his ministry, Campbell Newman renamed them assistant ministers as he believed the term more easily understood.[1] The Constitution of Queensland Act 2001 and other statutes still use the name parliamentary secretaries.[2]

References

  1. "Newman appoints familiar faces". Brisbane Times. 27 March 2012.
  2. Constitution of Queensland Act 2001, section 24.
  3. "6.3 Approval Process". Executive Council Handbook. Department of Premier and Cabinet. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  4. "1.2 The Cabinet and collective responsibility". Cabinet Handbook. Department of Premier and Cabinet. 3 April 2012.
  5. "1.3 Ministers". Cabinet Handbook. Department of Premier and Cabinet. 3 April 2012.
  6. "4.3 Determination of the business list for Cabinet meetings". Cabinet Handbook. Department of Premier and Cabinet. 3 April 2012.
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