Cabinet committees and taskforces are established by the Premier and approved by Cabinet to deal with specific matters of ongoing importance.
Cabinet committees and taskforces consider strategic policy directions on major issues before referring them to Cabinet. For some routine business, Cabinet committees and taskforces have authority to make decisions in their own right.
You can find information about the operational framework for committee and taskforces in Cabinet Guide No 8: Cabinet Committees and Cabinet Task Forces.
Refer to the contact list of Cabinet committee and taskforce executive officers (statenet access only) for further enquiries or email Cabinet Office if you cannot access this information.
Use the Cabinet submission template for proposals seeking approval from the committee or taskforce, and submit with a Cabinet Office comment and Department of Treasury and Finance costing comment.
Submissions should be marked: FOR CABINET COMMITTEE/TASKFORCE.
Use a Cabinet note template when bringing a matter to a committee or taskforce for noting or information.
Submissions should be marked: FOR CABINET COMMITTEE/TASKFORCE TO NOTE.
A strategic discussion template is available from the executive officer of each committee or taskforce for items requiring more in-depth consideration and discussion.
Papers must be lodged five business days prior to a meeting and circulated at least three business days prior to the meeting unless the chair approves late distribution.
Each committee or taskforce may develop a process for dealing with out-of-session papers.
Where an agenda item is a submission, minutes must record a decision against each recommendations.
Cabinet committees and taskforces information including meeting schedules and terms of reference
The objectives of Budget and Performance Cabinet committee (BPCC) are to:
- drive the development of the state budget and ensure application of the budget principles and processes to ensure that agency resources are efficiently deployed to meet the government's key priorities and overall financial targets
- monitor the status and delivery of key commitments and projects, and performance of agencies.
How does BPCC work?
The secretariat function supporting the committee is provided by Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC). DPC and Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) work together to determine the items referred to BPCC.
Submissions seeking additional funding must be submitted to BPCC prior to Cabinet. A submission is ready for consideration by BPCC providing it meets the following criteria:
- the proposal meets the materiality threshold of $250 000 per annum (agencies are required to manage expenditure requests below this amount within existing resources)
- the proposal provides sufficient primary and alternate offsets
- the proposal needs to be considered outside of the budget process
Where a submission meets the above criteria and there is legitimate urgency surrounding the proposal, the Treasurer may authorise the submission to proceed to Cabinet without BPCC approval.
BPCC terms of reference and meeting schedule
The objective of Emergency management council (EMC) is to:
- provide strategic direction and executive government coordination of South Australia’s all-hazards and comprehensive emergency management arrangements, both within and outside of an emergency situation
- support the continuous improvement of South Australia’s security and emergency management arrangements and the promotion of increased community resilience to disasters
- streamline the Cabinet agenda by approving proposals and initiatives which assist to implement the public value proposition and strategic directions outlined above with the exception of items that have significant public impact, are controversial or have a budget impact.
EMC terms of reference and meeting schedule
The objective of Economic Development Cabinet Committee (EDCC) is to drive the state’s economic development strategies, including responses to structural change and initiatives to facilitate industry transformation in order to drive economic growth and enhance the state’s prosperity.
EDCC terms of reference and meeting schedule
The objective of Health and Disability Reform Cabinet Committee (HRCC) is to:
- identify and address problems associated with the development of the New Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH), the rollout of the Electronic Patient Administration System, Transforming Health and other health reform initiatives
- identify and monitor strategies to ensure that SA Health meets its savings targets
- identify and monitor strategies associated with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia and any consequential reforms.
HDRCC terms of reference and meeting schedule
The objective of Child Protection Reform Cabinet Committee (CPRCC) is to oversee vital reforms to South Australia’s child protection system, particularly in response to the recommendations of the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission.
CPRCC terms of reference and meeting schedule
The objective of Regional South Australia Cabinet Committee (RSACC) is to drive implementation of the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy, which recognises the importance of regional South Australia through giving regional communities - including young regional South Australians - more opportunities to discuss their views directly with decision-makers, and providing greater accountability and transparency on funding for regional South Australia.
RSACC terms of reference and meeting schedule
The objective of Climate Change and Carbon Neutral Adelaide Taskforce (CCCNA) is to:
- drive the Government’s response to climate change and transitioning to a low-carbon economy, including overseeing the development and implementation of initiatives under: South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015 – 2050: Towards a Low Carbon Economy, the Carbon Neutral Adelaide commitment, a Low Carbon Investment Plan for South Australia
- approve proposals and initiatives which assist to implement the strategic direction (above) and the public value proposition, except items which have significant public impact, are controversial or have a budget impact and should therefore be considered by Cabinet or the BPCC. This includes submissions to inquiries.
CCCNA terms of reference and meeting schedule
The objective of Safer Communities and Healthy Neighbourhoods Taskforce (SCHN) is to unlock any policy or delivery barriers in creating healthy, safe and inclusive communities and neighbourhoods.
SCHN terms of reference and meeting schedule
2017 future dates yet to be set.
The objective of Vibrant City Taskforce (VCT) is to:
- make Adelaide a more vibrant city, and ensure successful achievement of interlinked planning, transport and land use and other reforms
- support Adelaide to be a thriving city with a strong national and global reputation.
VCT terms of reference and meeting schedule
2017 future dates yet to be set.