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