Cabinet Office and Secretariat

The office:

  • Provides operational and secretariat services to the Northern Territory Cabinet, Cabinet Sub-Committees, the Executive Council and the Remuneration Tribunal.
  • Advises ministers and agencies on machinery-of-government matters, maintains the government’s Administrative Arrangements Orders and has a coordination role in managing a number of whole-of-government databases and reporting to Cabinet.
  • Works with the NT Archives Services in relation to the annual opening of 30 year old Cabinet and Executive Council records.
  • Provides a ministerial liaison service to the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet and its ministers.
  • Manages the government’s election commitments database.
  • Makes arrangements for the appointment of ministers.
  • Provides a parliamentary liaison service for government including tabling of government documents and regulations and coordination of responses to parliamentary written questions.
  • Administers the Assembly Members and Statutory Officers (Remuneration and Other  Entitlements) Act 2006.
  • Advises and assists agencies on matters relating to government board administration and remuneration.
  • Has responsibilities in respect of the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978, Audit Act 1995Interpretation Act 1978 and the Electoral Act 2004.
  • Manages the contracts of independent auditors to undertake a triennial strategic review of the NT Auditor-General's Office (NTGO) and a yearly audit of the NTGO's financial statements.
  • Provides secretariat support to those committees chaired by the department’s CEO.

Cabinet Handbook

A copy of the Cabinet Handbook can be found on Territory Stories website.

Last updated: 20 October 2022

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