The Queensland Government is the executive branch and democratic administrative authority of the state of Queensland, Australia. A federated state under a parliamentary constitutional monarchy which was formed in 1859, Queensland's governmental structure is set out on the Constitution of Queensland.[6] Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, Queensland has been a State of Australia, with the Constitution of Australia regulating the relationships between all state and territory governments and the Australian Government. Under the Australian Constitution, all states and territories (including Queensland) ceded powers relating to certain matters to the federal government.

The government is influenced by the Westminster system and Australia's federal system of government. The Governor of Queensland, as the representative of Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, holds nominal executive power, although in practice only performs ceremonial duties. In practice executive power lies with the Premier and Cabinet. The Cabinet of Queensland is the government's chief policy-making organ, and consists of the Premier and all ministers.

All department headquarters are located throughout the capital city of Brisbane, with most at 1 William Street, a purpose-built government skyscraper in the Brisbane CBD.

Government in Australia generally refers to the executive branch only and the overall governmental structure of Queensland including the legislative and judicial branches, as well as federal representation and ideology is dealt with in Politics of Queensland.

Current Ministry

1 William Street, the main building of the government
Portfolio Minister
Annastacia Palaszczuk
Jackie Trad
  • Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Minister for Manufacturing
Cameron Dick
  • Minister for Innovation
  • Minister for Tourism Industry Development
  • Minister for the Commonwealth Games
Kate Jones
Yvette D'Ath
  • Minister for Police
  • Minister for Corrective Services
Mark Ryan
  • Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
Mark Furner
  • Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Anthony Lynham
  • Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Mark Bailey
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Ambulance Services
Steven Miles
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Industrial Affairs
Grace Grace
  • Minister for Disability Services
  • Minister for Seniors
  • Minister for Communities
Coralee O'Rourke
  • Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Minister for Science
  • Minister for the Arts
Leeanne Enoch
  • Minister for Employment
  • Minister for Training and Skills Development
  • Minister for Small Business
Shannon Fentiman
  • Minister for Housing and Public Works
  • Minister for Sport
  • Minister for Digital Technology
Mick de Brenni
  • Minister for Local Government
  • Minister for Racing
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Stirling Hinchliffe
  • Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
Craig Crawford
  • Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Di Farmer
Assistant Ministers
  • Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier
  • Assistant Minister for Veteran Affairs
Jennifer Howard
  • Assistant Minister for Treasury
Glenn Butcher
  • Assistant Minister for State Development
Julieanne Gilbert
  • Assistant Minister for Education
Brittany Lauga
  • Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development
Meaghan Scanlon

Queensland Government departments

The Queensland Government delivers services, determines policy and regulations, including legal interpretation, by a number of agencies grouped under areas of portfolio responsibility. Each portfolio is led by a government minister who is a member of the Parliament. As of December 2019 there were 23 lead agencies, called government departments, that consist of:[7]

A range of other agencies support the functions of these departments.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Creation of a state". Queensland Government. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "The Premier of Queensland - Tertiary Factsheet 4.3" (PDF). Queensland Parliament - Everyone's Parliament. July 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  3. ^ The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory. 7 March 2018 Retrieved 25 May 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Scrutiny Function". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Revenue" (PDF). Queensland Budget 2019-20. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Q150 Timeline". Queensland Treasury. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Queensland Government Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 2) 2019 - Made by the Governor in Council on 12 December 2019" (PDF). The State of Queensland. Retrieved 30 December 2019.

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