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Cabinet Office

Cabinet meets regularly and operates under Westminster conventions. The deliberations of Cabinet are confidential, in order that the members of Cabinet may exchange differing views and at the same time maintain the principle of collective responsibility for any decision which may be made.

Support to Cabinet and the Cabinet process is provided by the Cabinet Office through:

  • providing administrative support to the Chief Minister and Cabinet
  • assisting the Chief Minister and the Secretary to Cabinet to manage Cabinet’s forward agenda
  • providing advice and training to officials on Cabinet processes
  • maintaining the archive of ACT Cabinet papers
  • monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Cabinet Handbook and the Cabinet Paper Drafting Guide
  • coordinating the Cabinet Liaison Officer (CLO) Network
  • facilitate the Accessing of Cabinet Outcomes through the Executive Document Release and the preparation of weekly Summaries of Cabinet Outcomes.
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ACT Cabinet Handbook

The Cabinet Handbook provides guidance for ACT Government officials on how to bring business before Cabinet, how to consult adequately with other ACT agencies and how to draft Cabinet papers that allow Cabinet to make deliberative, informed decisions.

ACT Cabinet Handbook (pdf 444KB)

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Cabinet Paper Drafting Guide

The Cabinet Paper Drafting Guide provides guidance for ACT Government officials on how to bring business before Cabinet, how to consult adequately with other ACT agencies and how to draft Cabinet papers that allow Cabinet to make deliberative, informed decisions.

Cabinet Paper Drafting Guide (pdf 295KB)

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Parliamentary Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly

Parliamentary Agreement between ACT Labor and the ACT Greens to provide the ACT with stable and effective Government for the 9th Legislative Assembly

Parliamentary Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly (pdf 1.4MB)

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Questions on Notice Guidelines

Guidelines on preparing responses to Questions on Notice which may involve a substantial diversion of resources

Questions on Notice Guidelines (pdf 125kb) (word 64kb)

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