Premier

Type:
Premier's Memorandum
Identifier:
M2018-01
Status:
Active

M2018-01 2019 State Election - Caretaker Conventions

Description

Information concerning the caretaker conventions in the lead-up to the 2019 State Election.

Function and Subject

(1)
Elections

Detailed Outline

In the lead-up to the 2019 general election, the caretaker period will commence when the Legislative Assembly is dissolved on Friday, 1 March 2019.

As a general rule, no significant new decisions or initiatives, appointments, or contractual undertakings should be made during the caretaker period. Routine government business, however, should proceed as usual.

In addition to the formal caretaker conventions, which only apply in the caretaker period, there are other established practices that apply in the months leading up to an election.

To assist Ministers, the attached guidance on the relevant conventions and practices has been prepared.

Should any difficulties arise in the application of these conventions or practices in particular circumstances, please contact the Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Please ensure that all agencies within your portfolio are advised of these conventions and practices.

Overview

Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

Departments
Executive agencies related to Departments
Advisory Entities (including Boards and Committees)
Separate agencies
State Owned Corporations
Statutory Authorities/Bodies
Subsidiaries of the NSW Government established under the Corporations Act

AR Details

Date Issued
Aug 17, 2018
Review Date
Jul 30, 2024
Replaces
Replaced By

Contacts

Contact
Contact_us@dpc.nsw.gov.au
Phone
(02) 9228 5555
Publishing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Issuing Entity
Premier