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.

Executive and judicial powers[edit]

Queensland is governed according to the principles of the Westminster system, a form of parliamentary government based on the model of the United Kingdom. Legislative power rests with the Parliament of Queensland, which consists of the Crown, represented by the Governor of Queensland, and the one House, the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. Executive power rests formally with the Executive Council, which consists of the Governor and senior ministers.

The Governor, as representative of the Crown, is the formal repository of power, which is exercised by him or her on the advice of the Premier of Queensland and the Cabinet. The Premier and Ministers are appointed by the Governor, and hold office by virtue of their ability to command the support of a majority of members of the Legislative Assembly. Judicial power is exercised by the Supreme Court of Queensland and a system of subordinate courts, but the High Court of Australia and other federal courts have overriding jurisdiction on matters which fall under the ambit of the Australian Constitution.

Current Ministry[edit]

Minister Portfolio Portrait Party Opposition counterpart Portfolio Portrait Party
Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk 2016.jpg   Labor David Crisafulli Leader of the Opposition   Liberal National
Minister for Trade David Janetzki Shadow Minister for Trade DJ Photo.jpg   Liberal National
Steven Miles Deputy Premier Dr Steven Miles MP (cropped).jpg   Labor Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Fiona Simpson Shadow Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
Shadow Minister for Integrity in Government
  Liberal National
Ann Leahy Shadow Minister for Local Government
Shadow Minister for Disaster Recovery
  Liberal National
Cameron Dick Treasurer
Minister for Investment
Cameron Dick MP.jpg   Labor David Janetzki Shadow Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Investment
DJ Photo.jpg   Liberal National
Grace Grace Minister for Education Hon Grace Grace MP 2016.jpg   Labor Christian Rowan Shadow Minister for Education   Liberal National
Minister for Racing Tim Mander Shadow Minister for Racing TimMander.jpg   Liberal National
Minister for Industrial Relations Jarrod Bleijie Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Jarrod Bleijie.jpg   Liberal National
Yvette D'Ath Leader of the House Yvette D'Ath MP November 2014.jpg   Labor Manager of Opposition Business
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Ros Bates Shadow Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
Shadow Minister for Medical Research
RosBatesT1.jpg   Liberal National
Mark Bailey Minister for Transport and Main Roads   Labor Steve Minnikin Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads Steve Minnikin.jpg   Liberal National
Mick de Brenni Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen   Labor Pat Weir Shadow Minister for Energy   Liberal National
Minister for Public Works and Procurement Tim Mander Shadow Minister for Public Works TimMander.jpg   Liberal National
Shannon Fentiman Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Shannon Fentiman Coffee (cropped).jpg   Labor Tim Nicholls Shadow Attorney-General
Shadow Minister for Justice
Tim Nicholls CEO Sleepout 2011.jpg   Liberal National
Minister for Women Ros Bates Shadow Minister for Women RosBatesT1.jpg   Liberal National
Amanda Camm Shadow Minister for Women's Economic Security   Liberal National
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence
Mark Ryan Minister for Police and Corrective Services
Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
  Labor Dale Last Shadow Minister for Police and Corrective Services
Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
  Liberal National
Stirling Hinchliffe Minister for Tourism, Industry Development and Innovation Stirling-hinchliffe.jpg   Labor David Crisafulli Shadow Minister for Tourism   Liberal National
Sam O'Connor Shadow Minister for Innovation   Liberal National
Minister for Sport Tim Mander Shadow Minister for Sport TimMander.jpg   Liberal National
Mark Furner Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries   Labor Tony Perrett Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry   Liberal National
Minister for Rural Communities Dale Last Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Affairs   Liberal National
Leeanne Enoch Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch Profile Pic (2).jpg   Labor John-Paul Langbroek Shadow Minister for Communities Jplangbroek.jpg   Liberal National
Tim Mander Shadow Minister for Housing TimMander.jpg   Liberal National
Ann Leahy Shadow Minister for Volunteers   Liberal National
Minister for Digital Economy Jarrod Bleijie Shadow Minister for Finance Jarrod Bleijie.jpg   Liberal National
Steve Minnikin Shadow Minister for Customer Service Steve Minnikin.jpg   Liberal National
Minister for the Arts Christian Rowan Shadow Minister for the Arts   Liberal National
Glenn Butcher Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing
Minister for Water
  Labor Deb Frecklington Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing
Shadow Minister for Water and the Construction of Dams
Deb Frecklington headshot crop narrow.jpg   Liberal National
Di Farmer Minister for Employment and Small Business
Minister for Training and Skills Development
  Labor Brent Mickelberg Shadow Minister for Employment and Training
Shadow Minister for Small and Family Business
Shadow Minister for Open Data
  Liberal National
Craig Crawford Minister for Seniors and Disability Services
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  Labor John-Paul Langbroek Shadow Minister for Seniors and Disability Services
Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Jplangbroek.jpg   Liberal National
Scott Stewart Minister for Resources Scott Stewart.jpg   Labor Pat Weir Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines   Liberal National
Meaghan Scanlon Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef
Minister for Science and Youth Affairs
  Labor Sam O'Connor Shadow Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef
Shadow Minister for Science
Shadow Minister for Youth
  Liberal National
Leanne Linard Minister for Children and Youth Justice   Labor Amanda Camm Shadow Minister for Child Protection   Liberal National
Minister for Multicultural Affairs John-Paul Langbroek Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism Jplangbroek.jpg   Liberal National

Queensland Government departments[edit]

1 William Street, the main building of the government

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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