Cabinet submissions are required for any matter where Cabinet is asked to make a decision – generally to approve a particular course of action.
A Cabinet submission is used for:
- significant or sensitive policy decisions or announcements, whether they are new policies or changes to existing policies
- significant or sensitive issues requiring extensive consultation with key business or community stakeholders or with the public sector
- new legislation or regulations, or amendments to existing legislation and regulations
- negotiating positions or terms of offer on significant industrial relations issues
- politically sensitive ministerial statements
- new public sector initiatives, contracts, purchase of goods and services or land, grants, payments and government office accommodation projects, in line with Treasurer’s Instructions 8 and 17
- significant appointments, including to the judiciary, significant government boards and chief executive roles
- Machinery of Government changes
- establishing a new government board
- the commissioning of, or proposed responses to, significant internal or external reviews
- offers of rewards (such as in the case of missing persons)
- any matter that requires approval of the Governor in Executive Council.
Included below are some of the topics that may be dealt with as a Cabinet submission: