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    2.2 Role of the Executive Council

    The Executive Council exists to advise the Governor on the exercise of the powers of the Governor in Council. Section 27 of the Constitution of Queensland 2001 defines the term 'Governor in Council' as meaning 'the Governor acting with the advice of the Executive Council'.

    The Governor in Council gives legal effect to many of the decisions and actions of government. For example, it makes subordinate legislation for the State, including Regulations.

    Administrative action under numerous Acts, such as appointments and approving deeds and leases, can only be carried out by the Governor in Council.

    The Executive Council, unlike Cabinet, is not a deliberative body.

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