The responsibilities of ministers and their portfolios are set out in Administrative Arrangements Orders. For each Minister, they detail the principal responsibilities, the Acts they administer, and the departments, agencies and office holders responsible for them.

The Administrative Arrangements Order is published in the Queensland Government Gazette and online.

Our functions and powers are derived from administering the Acts of Parliament in accordance with Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 1) 2023 (PDF, 377KB).

Principal ministerial responsibilities Acts administered
Minister for Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Providing services to the youth justice system
  • Funding early intervention and prevention services
  • Partnering with government agencies
  • Funding complementary services
  • Employment policies and programs
  • International vocational education and training
  • Lead development of small business policy and strategy across government
  • Skills and workforce development
  • Small business advocacy
  • Small business capability and resilience
  • Small business regulatory reform
  • Vocational education and training including technical and further education

Public Sector Ethics Act 1994

All departmental employees are required to comply with the public sector ethics principle (the principles) set out in the Public Sector Ethics Act 1994. This is achieved through department-wide implementation of the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service.

Last updated 28 July 2023

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