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) 2020 (PDF, 396KB).

Principal ministerial responsibilities Acts administered
Minister for Employment, Small Business and Training
  • 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

The following Acts are jointly administered to the extent it is relevant to the Quandamooka Aboriginal People and with the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts (the Department of Environment and Science is the relevant administrative unit for these Acts):

  • Biodiscovery Act 2004
  • Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995
  • Environmental Offsets Act 2014
  • Environmental Protection Act 1994
  • Fisheries Act 1994
  • Forestry Act 1959
  • Marine Parks Act 2004
  • Nature Conservation Act 1992
  • North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011
  • Recreation Areas Management Act 2006.

The Water Act 2000 is administered jointly with the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy:

  • to the extent it is relevant to Chapter 3, Chapters 5, 6, 7 and Chapter 8, Part 5
  • to the extent it is relevant to the Quandamooka Aboriginal People.

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 23 July 2020

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