Cabinet Subcommittee considers matters that require Cabinet’s approval but which are not significant enough to warrant discussion at a Cabinet meeting.
Cabinet Subcommittee consists of the Attorney-General and the most junior minister on the order of precedence, and meets before each Cabinet meeting. The matters considered by Cabinet Subcommittee are:
- Board and committee appointments that are required to be made by the Governor
- Routine appointments that are required to be made by the Governor
- Judicial appointments that have been the subject of Cabinet notes
- Appointment of parliamentary support staff and other parliamentary housekeeping matters requiring formal approval by the Executive Council
- Appointments to interim vacancies for short periods
- Ministerial travel and the appointment of acting ministers (specific requirements for ministerial leave and travel are dealt with in Premier’s Guideline: Air Travel by Ministers and their Staff)
- Appointment of justices of the peace.
Working arrangements and remuneration
- Acceptance/noting of judges’ resignations
- Minor or routine changes to the remuneration of board or committee members.
Bills, regulations, proclamations and declarations
- Approval to introduce Bills that have been drafted in accordance with instructions previously approved by Cabinet
- Making regulations involving purely technical or routine matters (specific requirements for regulations are dealt with in more detail on the Legislation and Regulations page of this website)
- Issuing uncontentious proclamations and declarations
- Reference of hospital or university by-laws to the Governor for approval
- Minor matters where consultation has occurred and recommendations are in line with overall policy or previous in-principle decisions by Cabinet
Subcommittee submission attachments checklist
Use this checklist to ensure you attach all required information to your submission.