The following resources and publications relate to Cabinet and Executive Government.
Cabinet paper templates
Use for items for Cabinet to note.
Use for general items that require Cabinet approval. Use in conjunction with the relevant Cabinet paper checklist.
Cabinet Submission - Appointments
Use for all appointment items, apart from Acting Minister appointments where the minister is taking personal leave or going on business-related overseas travel. Use in conjunction with the Board and Committee Appointments or General Appointments checklist.
Cabinet Submission – Ministerial Personal Leave
Use when a minister is taking personal leave and needs to appoint an acting minister. Use in conjunction with the Acting Minister Appointment checklist.
Cabinet Submission – Ministerial Business-Related Overseas Travel
Use when a minister is travelling overseas on business and needs to appoint an acting minister. Use in conjunction with the Acting Minister Appointment checklist.
Cabinet paper checklist
Cabinet Submission Attachments
Use this checklist to ensure you have all the required attachments for your Cabinet submission in a variety of situations e.g. drafting of regulations or a bill, introduction of a bill, appointments, proclamations etc.
Proclamations – Committal and Commencement
Use this checklist in conjunction with the Cabinet Submission template to ensure that your submission to commit an Act to a minister, or commence an Act, contains all the required information including the correct wording in the recommendations. Also provides a list of required attachments.
Regulations – One Step Process
Use this checklist to ensure that your submission has all the required detail and attachments and has included the correct wording in the recommendations. Use in conjunction with the Form – Instructions for Drafting Regulations.
Regulations – Two-Step Process
Use this checklist to ensure that your submission has all the required detail and attachments, and the correct wording in the recommendations. Use in conjunction with the Form – Instructions for Drafting Regulations.
Use this checklist in conjunction with the Cabinet Submission – Appointments to ensure that your submission for a Board appointment has provided all the required information. Includes examples of wording and a list of required attachments.
Acting Minister Appointments
Use this checklist in conjunction with the Cabinet Submission – Ministerial Personal Leave and Cabinet Submission Ministerial Business-Related Overseas Travel, to ensure that your appointment submission for an acting minister has provided all the required information. Includes an example of wording for the recommendation section and a list of required attachments.
Use this checklist to ensure that your submission for a general appointment (not a Board appointment) has provided all the required information. Includes examples of wording for the recommendation section and a list of required attachments.
Cabinet Office forms
Authority to Bring Item Forward
Use this form to put your item on the Cabinet Forward Agenda. Note once completed online you must print a copy of the generated form and email it to your minister’s office for signing. Unsigned forms will not be processed by Cabinet Office.
Request for Ministerial Absence
Use this form to request approval for a ministerial absence from Cabinet or Executive Council that has not been approved by Cabinet.
Cabinet Comment by Agency/Minister’s Office
Use this template when making an agency comment via Shrike.
Instructions for the Drafting of Regulations
Use this form to provide drafting instructions to Parliamentary Counsel for regulations.
Minutes to the Premier
Approval for Minister to Take Leave
Use this template to seek approval for your minister to take personal leave. The approved minute must be attached to your Cabinet Submission – Ministerial Personal Leave.
Approval for Minister to Travel
Use this template to seek approval for your minister to take business-related overseas travel. The approved minute must be attached to your Cabinet Submission – Business Related Overseas Travel.
Premier and Cabinet Circulars
PC015 Procedures for Submissions to Cabinet Seeking the Review of Public Works by the Public Works Committee
This circular provides guidelines for the preparation of reports to the Public Works Committee (PWC) and on the requirements for advising Cabinet of referrals to the PWC for projects valued over $15 million.
PC016 Remuneration for Government Appointed Part-Time Boards and Committees
This circular is for the information of ministers’ offices, chief executives and staff involved in appointments and payments to members of government appointed part-time boards and committees.
PC018 Government Office Accommodation Framework
This circular sets out the policy adopted by Cabinet to govern office accommodation including the roles, responsibilities and procedures to be followed, and the issues to be considered for the planning, leasing, fit out, utilisation and management of office accommodation leased or owned by the South Australian Government.
PC022 Establishment and governance requirements for government boards and committees
This circular outlines the government’s policy to improve the effectiveness of government boards and committees.
PC030 Protective Security Policy Framework
This circular outlines the strategic approach approved by Cabinet for a whole of government protective security policy, based on the principles outlined within the Australian Government’s Protective Security Policy Framework.
PC034 Procedures in relation to the referral of subordinate legislation to the Legislative Review Committee
Under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1978, all subordinate legislation to be tabled in Parliament is referred to the Legislative Review Committee for consideration. The Committee relies on written reports from agencies as the starting point for its examination of the legislation. Circular 34 contains guidelines for the content of agency reports to the Legislative Review Committee.
Cabinet Committee Terms of Reference
Cabinet Document Process
Stages of the Cabinet document process.
Cabinet Submission Timeframes flowchart
Timelines for document submission.
Guideline for Creating a Good A3's (Cabinet strategic discussion paper)
An A3 is a Cabinet Strategic discussion paper which provides information in a simple, easy-to-grasp way, in order to promote strategic discussion and explore across-government solutions. This guideline provides advice on how to create a good A3.
Appointments to Boards and Committees: What goes to Cabinet?
This lists the government boards that require Cabinet approval to make an appointment.
Information Asset Classification Overview
All Cabinet-related documents must be classified Sensitive: SA Cabinet at a minimum. These DPC guidelines provide guidance on information classification.
Submission to Inquiry by SA Government
Use this template to prepare your response to a Commonwealth Committee Inquiry, on behalf of the South Australian Government. This would then be attached to a Cabinet Submission seeking approval for the response to be submitted.
Regional Impact Assessment Statement Policy and Guidelines
This policy assists government agencies to consider the likely impact on regional areas of any government decision.
Better Regulation Handbook
This Handbook aims to ensure that South Australian Government agencies adopt best practice approaches when designing new regulation and reviewing existing regulation. It also guides agencies through the process of preparing a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS).
Premier’s Directive under Section 10 of the Public Sector Act 2009
Direction from the Premier that the standard term of employment to be offered to prospective executive level employees will be a maximum of 3 years.
Ministerial Code of Conduct
Cabinet has approved this Code of Conduct to provide guidance to ministers on how they should act and arrange their affairs in order to uphold the highest standards and avoid conflicts of interest.
Premier's Guideline: Air Travel by Ministers and their Staff
The Premier’s Guideline for Air Travel by ministers and their Staff outlines considerations for all ministers and their staff when travelling overseas. The Guideline highlights the need for all air travel to be coordinated across government, align with South Australia’s strategic priorities and deliver benefit to the state.
2019 South Australian Executive Government meetings
List of 2019 meeting dates for Cabinet, Executive Council, Cabinet Committees and Cabinet strategic discussion meetings.