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    2.6 Assistant Ministers

    Assistant Ministers are appointed by the Governor in Council to assist Ministers in performing their duties. Assistant Ministers have their duties determined by the Premier.
    An Assistant Minister cannot:

    • sit as a Minister in Cabinet
    • breach Cabinet solidarity - although not a member of Cabinet, an Assistant Minister is bound by the collective responsibility of Cabinet
    • attend a meeting of the Executive Council or sign Executive Council Minutes on behalf of the Minister
    • perform any duties in the Legislative Assembly on behalf of the Minister including answering questions without notice, presenting Ministerial Statements, tabling documents and introducing legislation
    appear before a Committee of Parliament on behalf of the Minister.

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    Last updated:
    21 March, 2024
    Last reviewed:
    21 March, 2024