Queensland Government

The Queensland Government is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Queensland. The Government of Queensland, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy was formed in 1859 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. 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.

Queensland Government
State Government
Logo of the Queensland Government and its agencies Coat of Arms of Queensland
Founding documentConstitution of Queensland
State Queensland
Country Australia
Legislative branch
LegislatureParliament of Queensland
Meeting placeParliament House
Executive branch
Head of stateGovernor
Main bodyCabinet of Queensland
Head of governmentPremier
AppointerGovernor on behalf of the Queen of Australia in right of the State of Queensland.
HeadquartersParliament House
Main organExecutive Council of Queensland
Judicial branch
CourtSupreme Court
SeatQueen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane

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 MinistryEdit

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 departmentsEdit

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:[1]

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "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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