The following resources and publications relate to Cabinet and Executive Government.

Cabinet paper templates

Cabinet Note

Use for items for Cabinet to note.

Cabinet Note  (DOCX, 32.8 KB)

Cabinet Submission

Use for general items that require Cabinet approval. Use in conjunction with the relevant Cabinet paper checklist.

Cabinet Submission (DOCX, 37.8 KB)

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 – Appointments   (DOCX, 31.1 KB)

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 Personal Leave  (DOCX, 33.4 KB)

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 Submission – Ministerial Business-Related Overseas Travel  (DOCX, 34.4 KB)

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.

Cabinet Submission Attachments (DOCX, 156.2 KB)

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.

Proclamations – Committal and Commencement (DOCX, 152.2 KB)

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 – One Step Process (DOCX, 153.7 KB)

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.

Regulations – Two-Step Process (DOCX, 154.5 KB)

Board Appointments

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.

Board Appointments (DOCX, 152.2 KB)

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.

Acting Minister Appointments (DOCX, 150.2 KB)

General Appointments

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.

General Appointments  (DOCX, 152.8 KB)

Cabinet Office forms

Authority to Bring Strategic Item Forward

Use this form to put your item on the Cabinet Strategic Discussion Meeting Forward Agenda. Completed forms are to be provided by ministerial offices to CabinetSecretary@sa.gov.au.

Form – Authority to Bring Item Forward

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.

Form – Request for Ministerial Absence

Cabinet Comment by Agency/Minister’s Office

Use this template when making an agency comment via Shrike.

Form – Cabinet Comment by Agency/Minister’s Office (DOCX, 17.1 KB)

Instructions for the Drafting of Regulations

Use this form to provide drafting instructions to Parliamentary Counsel for regulations.

Form – Instructions for the Drafting of Regulations (DOCX, 107.2 KB)

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.

Minute to Premier – Approval for Minister to Take Leave (DOCX, 24.6 KB)

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.

Minute to Premier – Approval for Minister to Travel (DOCX, 25.6 KB)

Premier and Cabinet Circulars

View Circulars.

Cabinet Committee Terms of Reference

Emergency Management Council Terms of Reference (PDF, 311.3 KB)

Budget Cabinet Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 179.5 KB)

Economic and Infrastructure Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 248.9 KB)

Justice and Legislative Reform Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 92.5 KB)

Social Affairs Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 92.1 KB)

Other

Cabinet Document Process

Stages of the Cabinet document process.

Cabinet Document Process (PDF, 143.9 KB)

Cabinet Submission Timeframes flowchart

Timelines for document submission.

Cabinet Submission Timeframes flowchart (PDF, 140.8 KB)

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.

Guideline for creating A3's (PDF, 239.8 KB)

Appointments to Boards and Committees: What goes to Cabinet?

This lists the government boards that require Cabinet approval to make an appointment.

Appointments to Boards and Committees: What goes to Cabinet? (PDF, 94.9 KB)

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.

Information Asset Classification Overview (StateNet access  only)

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.

Submission to Inquiry by SA Government (DOCX, 429.3 KB)

Regional Impact Assessment Statement Policy and Guidelines

This policy assists government agencies to consider the likely impact on regional areas of any government decision.

Regional Impact Assessment Statement Policy and Guidelines

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).

Better Regulation Handbook

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.

Premier’s Directive under Section 10 of the Public Sector Act 2009

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.

Ministerial Code of Conduct (PDF, 333.0 KB)

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.

Premier's Guideline: Air Travel by Ministers and their Staff (PDF, 421.6 KB)

2019 South Australian Executive Government meetings

List of 2019 meeting dates for Cabinet, Executive Council, Cabinet Committees and Cabinet strategic discussion meetings.

2019 South Australian Executive Government meetings (PDF, 41.0 KB)