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    Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff

    The Ministerial and Other Officer Holder Staff Act 2010 provides a discrete framework for the employment of Ministerial staff, staff of the Office of the Leader of the Opposition and staff of other non-government Members of Parliament (where determined necessary based on the composition of the Legislative Assembly).

    The employer for these staff is the Director-General of DPC who employs staff on the recommendation of the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition, or relevant Member of Parliament respectively.

    During 2015–16 there were no staff employed under the Act to support a non-government Member of Parliament other than the Leader of the Opposition.

    The Act covers the work performance and conduct of staff members through the inclusion of performance and personal conduct principles, ethics values and a specific provision that staff members are not empowered to direct public servants in their own right.

    The Act provides that the Director-General of DPC may issue directives or guidelines about employment matters. In the preceding 12 months there has been one new directive issued under the Act.

    A total of 309 staff were employed under the Act for the financial year ending 30 June 2016, with 213 staff employed as at 30 June 2016.


    The following legislation is administered through DPC on behalf of the Premier as at 30 June 2016:

    • Assisted Students (Enforcement of Obligations) Act 1951
    • Auditor-General Act 2009
    • Australian Constitutions Act 1842 (Imperial)
    • Australian Constitutions Act 1844 (Imperial)
    • Australian Waste Lands Act 1855 (Imperial)
    • Century Zinc Project Act 1997 (ss1-4, 5(1), 8, 18–20)
    • Commonwealth Powers (Air Transport) Act 1950
    • Constitution Act 1867
    • Constitution Act Amendment Act 1890
    • Constitution Act Amendment Act 1934
    • Constitution (Fixed Term Parliament) Referendum Act 2015
    • Constitution of Queensland 2001
    • Constitutional Powers (Coastal Waters) Act 1980
    • Emblems of Queensland Act 2005
    • Family and Child Commission Act 2014
    • Governors (Salary and Pensions) Act 2003
    • Integrity Act 2009
    • Legislative Standards Act 1992
    • Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff Act 2010
    • Off-shore Facilities Act 1986
    • Parliament of Queensland Act 2001
    • Parliamentary Service Act 1988
    • Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987
    • Queensland Boundaries Declaratory Act 1982
    • Queensland Coast Islands Act 1879
    • Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal Act 2013
    • Queensland International Tourist Centre Agreement Act Repeal Act 1989
    • Queensland Museum Act 1970
    • Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977
    • Queensland Plan Act 2014
    • Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970
    • Reprints Act 1992
    • Senate Elections Act 1960
    • Statute of Westminster 1931 (Imperial)
    • Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1942 (Cth)
    • Statutory Instruments Act 1992

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    Last updated:
    17 February, 2017
    Last reviewed:
    19 January, 2017