Queensland Government

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Queensland Government
State Government
Logo of the Queensland Government and its agencies Coat of Arms of Queensland
Formation
Founding documentConstitution of Queensland
State Queensland
Country Australia
Websiteqld.gov.au
Legislative branch
LegislatureParliament of Queensland
Meeting placeParliament House
Executive branch
Head of stateGovernor
Main bodyCabinet of Queensland
Head of governmentPremier
AppointerGovernor on behalf of the Queen of Australia in right of the State of Queensland.
Headquarters1 William Street
Main organExecutive Council of Queensland
Judicial branch
CourtSupreme Court
SeatQueen Elizabeth II Courts of Law

The Queensland Government is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Queensland. The Government of Queensland, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy was formed in 1859 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, Queensland has been a State of Australia, with the Constitution of Australia regulating the relationships between all state and territory governments and the Australian Government. Under the Australian Constitution, all states and territories (including Queensland) ceded powers relating to certain matters to the federal government.

The government is influenced by the Westminster system and Australia's federal system of government. The Governor of Queensland, as the representative of Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, holds nominal executive power, although in practice only performs ceremonial duties. In practice executive power lies with the Premier and Cabinet. The Cabinet of Queensland is the government's chief policy-making organ, and consists of the Premier and all ministers.

All department headquarters are located throughout the capital city of Brisbane, with most at 1 William Street, a purpose-built government skyscraper in the Brisbane CBD.

Government in Australia generally refers to the executive branch only and the overall governmental structure of Queensland including the legislative and judicial branches, as well as federal representation and ideology is dealt with in Politics of Queensland.

Current Ministry[edit]

1 William Street, the main building of the government
Portfolio Minister
Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • Deputy Premier
  • Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Steven Miles
Cameron Dick
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Racing
Grace Grace
Yvette D'Ath
  • Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Mark Bailey
  • Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen
  • Minister for Public Works and Procurement
Mick de Brenni
  • Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
  • Minister for Women
  • Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Shannon Fentiman
  • Minister for Police
  • Minister for Corrective Services
  • Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
Mark Ryan
  • Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation
  • Minister for Sport
Stirling Hinchliffe
  • Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
  • Minister for Rural Communities
Mark Furner
  • Minister for Communities and Housing
  • Minister for Digital Economy
  • Minister for the Arts
Leeanne Enoch
  • Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing
  • Minister for Water
Glenn Butcher
  • Minister for Employment and Small Business
  • Minister for Training and Skills Development
Di Farmer
  • Minister for Seniors and Disability Services
  • Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Craig Crawford
  • Minister for Resources
Scott Stewart
  • Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Minister for Science and Youth Affairs
Meaghan Scanlon
  • Minister for Children and Youth Justice
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Leanne Linard
Assistant Ministers
  • Assistant Minister to the Premier for Veterans’ Affairs, Trade and COVID Economic Recovery
Bart Mellish
  • Assistant Minister for Local Government
Nikki Boyd
  • Assistant Minister for Treasury
Charis Mullen
  • Assistant Minister for Education
Brittany Lauga
  • Assistant Minister for Health and Regional Health Infrastructure
Jennifer Howard
  • Assistant Minister for Train Manufacturing and Regional Roads
Bruce Saunders
  • Assistant Minister for Hydrogen Development and the 50% Renewable Energy Target by 2030
Lance McCallum
  • Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development
Michael Healy

Queensland Government departments[edit]

The Queensland Government delivers services, determines policy and regulations, including legal interpretation, by a number of agencies grouped under areas of portfolio responsibility. Each portfolio is led by a government minister who is a member of the Parliament. As of December 2019 there were 23 lead agencies, called government departments, that consist of:[1]

A range of other agencies support the functions of these departments.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queensland Government Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 2) 2019 - Made by the Governor in Council on 12 December 2019" (PDF). The State of Queensland. Retrieved 30 December 2019.

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