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    6.18 Announcement of Executive Council decisions

    The terms of announcement of Executive Council decisions are a matter for individual Ministers to settle after meetings.

    It should be noted that where there has been official publication by decision of Governor in Council of any deliberation or advice of Executive Council, matter contained in these documents may not be exempt under the Right to Information Act 2009.

    Executive Council matters should not be announced in advance of the relevant decision without the Governor's prior approval. Ministers should only make such announcements in circumstances of genuine urgency and they should first seek the approval of the Premier, prior to personally making contact with the Governor to seek the Governor's approval. When such approval is obtained the sponsoring agency should advise the Executive Council Secretariat.

    When Cabinet meets in a regional centre, special arrangements regarding early announcements of matters by Ministers must also be first approved by the Governor.

    These matters are to be submitted to the Governor in Council as a result of the deliberations at the regional Cabinet meeting and should be relevant to the region. Ministers should observe the practice of informing the Governor of any such matters which they propose to make public prior to Governor in Council approval.

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    Last updated:
    18 May, 2016
    Last reviewed:
    10 October, 2012