Queensland Ministerial Handbook
Good government rests on transparent, thorough processes that guide Ministers, their
advisors, and professional public servants in the effective completion of their duties. Governing Queensland is a suite of policy and administrative handbooks designed to
explain in an open way the processes of government in this State.
These handbooks are written firstly for Ministers, Members of Parliament, public
servants and staff in Ministers’ offices, but they will be of interest to many other people
who work with government agencies or who wish to influence government decisions.
For serious students of government, Governing Queensland offers transparency about
the policies and practices associated with our most important government institutions. Governing Queensland is available online at www.premiers.qld.gov.au in the
Publications section. Governing Queensland will strengthen the public service by
requiring high quality processes supporting effective government, and encouraging
better integration of policy development, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Governing Queensland comprises five handbooks and a guide for members of
Queensland government boards, committees and statutory authorities. Details of
Queensland Cabinet, Executive Council and Parliamentary processes and the links
between them are provided.
Governing Queensland includes:
- The Queensland Cabinet Handbook
- The Queensland Ministerial Handbook
- The Queensland Executive Council Handbook
- The Queensland Legislation Handbook
- The Queensland Parliamentary Processes Handbook
- Welcome Aboard: A Guide for Members of Queensland Government Boards,
Committees and Statutory Authorities.
Governing Queensland describes the legislative development processes that this
government follows, and provides details of the processes involved and the
responsibilities of key participants. Its publication marks another achievement by my
government in encouraging transparent and accountable practices in support of a stronger, more participative democracy.
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