Cabinet Office


Cabinet meets regularly and operates under Westminster conventions. The deliberations of Cabinet are confidential, in order that the members of Cabinet may exchange differing views and at the same time maintain the principle of collective responsibility for any decision which may be made.

Support to Cabinet and the Cabinet process is provided by the Cabinet Office through:

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ACT Cabinet Handbook

The Cabinet Handbook provides guidance for ACT Government officials on how to bring business before Cabinet, how to consult adequately with other ACT agencies and how to draft Cabinet papers that allow Cabinet to make deliberative, informed decisions.

ACT Cabinet Handbook (pdf 414.7KB)

Better Practice Toolkit

This Better Practice Toolkit is an online resource developed to assist with managing the operation of ACT Cabinet processes.

Significant matters affecting Commonwealth, state and territory relations and relations with external bodies (pdf 68kb) (word 35kb)

This practice guide provides guidance on significant matters affecting Commonwealth, state and territory relations with external bodies.

Practice Guide to Open Access Information - Cabinet Decisions (pdf 118.7kb) (word 77.5kb)

This Practice Guide outlines the practices and procedures for government agencies to support the government’s compliance with Section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act 2016. This guide covers the open access information requirement to release Cabinet decisions.

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Cabinet Paper Drafting Guide

The Cabinet Paper Drafting Guide provides guidance for ACT Government officials on how to bring business before Cabinet, how to consult adequately with other ACT agencies and how to draft Cabinet papers that allow Cabinet to make deliberative, informed decisions.

Cabinet Paper Drafting Guide (pdf 268.1KB)

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Parliamentary Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly

Parliamentary Agreement between ACT Labor and the ACT Greens to provide the ACT with stable and effective Government for the 9th Legislative Assembly

Parliamentary Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly (pdf 1.4MB)

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2016-17-Parliamentary-Agreement Status Report

This report is prepared for the period 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017.

Parliamentary Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly (pdf 570.7 KB)

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Questions on Notice Guidelines

Guidelines on preparing responses to Questions on Notice which may involve a substantial diversion of resources

Questions on Notice Guidelines (pdf 125kb) (word 64kb)

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