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    2.3 Advice from Ministers

    Other than in an exercise of the "Reserve Powers", in accordance with constitutional convention the Governor, as representative of the Queen, should always act on advice of Ministers. The Premier is usually the channel of communication between the Governor and the Ministry.

    Cabinet is the principal decision-making body of Executive Government. It consists of the Ministers of the Crown and its decisions are given formal effect through the Parliament, in the case of Acts, and the Executive Council, in the case of matters referred to in 2.2 above. The Queensland Cabinet Handbook provides that all significant appointments, significant subordinate legislation and certain other matters identified in 5.1 must be considered by Cabinet before their formal approval by the Governor in Council.

    Governor should act on the advice of Ministers with the Premier the usual channel of communication.

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