Forward by the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister.
As the primary decision-making body of government, Cabinet plays a central role in shaping the future of Australia.
Our success will depend on continuing in the tradition of the best Cabinet governments. Ministers will hold themselves accountable for the decisions made by Cabinet and its committees. They will consult with their colleagues and follow the policies and procedures set out in this Handbook.
At all times, we will be guided by the core Cabinet principles of solidarity and collective responsibility. In this way, the Cabinet will make sure its decisions are the result of a shared commitment to healthy debate and collaborative decision-making.
My government is committed to building a strong future for all Australians. I look forward to working together with my Cabinet team to deliver effective and efficient executive government that supports this aim.