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    2. Role of Government Boards

    There are hundreds of different Government Boards across Queensland. They range in scale and character from advisory Government Boards providing policy advice on discrete areas of government policy, to professional registration Government Boards, or governing Government Boards overseeing multi-million dollar government trading enterprises. The Department of the Premier and Cabinet maintains the Queensland Register of Appointees to Government Bodies, which is an online database of Queensland Government Boards and their membership. Access the Register.

    The recent Independent Review of Government Boards, Committees and Statutory Authorities1 recommended that some existing Boards be abolished or merged, although many others were recommended to continue broadly as they are. The government accepted most of these recommendations and, as a result, the number of Government Boards is likely to decrease over 2010.

    1. The Independent Review of Queensland Government Boards, Committees and Statutory Authorities was carried out by Ms Simone Webbe and Professor Patrick Weller AO during 2008-09. The Government's response to the Independent Reviewers' Report recommendations was tabled in Parliament by the Premier on 22 April 2009 (for details see

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    Last updated:
    18 May, 2016
    Last reviewed:
    2 August, 2010