The Cabinet committees are a forum for ministers to discuss significant cross portfolio issues, work through complex problems, and test options ahead of a proposal going to Cabinet. They are an adjunct to Cabinet and an important part of the Cabinet process, playing a key advisory role.

There are 6 Cabinet committees.

Four of these are portfolio based:

  • Economic Growth Cabinet Committee
  • Justice and Legislative Reform Cabinet Committee
  • Infrastructure Cabinet Committee
  • Social Affairs Cabinet Committee

Two committees have more specialised remits that may cut across multiple portfolio areas:

  • Budget Cabinet Committee
  • Emergency Management Council

Upcoming meeting dates can be viewed in the Cabinet, Cabinet Committee and Executive Council meetings document.