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    4.16 Cabinet cycle: Procedural timelines

    As discussed throughout Chapter 4, the procedures and timelines supporting the Cabinet process are relatively complex, but cyclical in nature. To assist in understanding the various procedures, a table representing a Cabinet cycle and showing the actions to be undertaken and their timing in relation to a Cabinet meeting, follows. Each procedure has been referenced to the appropriate Chapter of this handbook where detailed explanation is given.

    The Cabinet Cycle: Procedural Timelines
    Schedule Activity/Deadline Cabinet Handbook Reference
    Week 1 First lodgement
    Monday

    12 noon

    Lodge hardcopies and lodgement letter for first lodgement submissions with the Cabinet Secretariat. Register electronic copy of the submission on the Cabinet Information System.

    4.4.1
    15 copies (Cabinet) 4.7
    12 copies (CBRC) 4.7.1
    Week 2

    Consultation, negotiation and resolution of issues

    4.4.1
    All Week Premier considers first lodgement submissions and, where necessary, consults with sponsoring Minister/s on issues requiring further negotiation and resolution.
    Friday Policy Division provides final advice to agencies of any concerns with first lodgement submissions lodged on the Monday of the previous week.
    Week 3

    Lodgement of final submission

    Monday

    4.30 pm

    Premier considers submissions for inclusion on the Cabinet business list.

    4.3
    Tuesday

    1.00 pm

    Lodge hardcopies and lodgement letter for final submissions with the Cabinet Secretariat. Register electronic copy of the submission on the Cabinet Information System.

    4.4.2

    60 copies for Classification "C".
    40 copies for both Classification "B" and "A" plus extra copies as advised by the Cabinet Secretariat.

    4.7
    25 copies for CBRC submissions 4.7.1
    pm

    Collect Cabinet bag from the Cabinet Secretariat containing:

    • Minister's folder containing agenda, business list and Cabinet submissions
    • CEO folder containing agenda, business list and Cabinet submissions
    4.9
    Wednesday

    pm

    Collect Briefing Note Summary form from the Cabinet Secretariat.

    4.13
    Thursday

    4.00 pm

    Lodge 4 copies of Minister's Briefing Notes with completed Briefing Note Summary form.

    4.13
    Friday

    9.00 am

    Collect Premier's Briefing Notes

    4.13
    Week 4 Cabinet deliberation
    Monday

    10.00 am

    Cabinet

    4.9.1

    pm

    Return Cabinet Bag

    4.9.1
    Tuesday

    pm

    Collect Minutes and Cabinet decisions (enclosed in the Cabinet bag)

    4.12

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    Last updated:
    18 May, 2016
    Last reviewed:
    17 July, 2009