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Cabinet of Austenasia
Not to be confused with the House of Representatives, which was known as "the Cabinet" before 20 September 2011.
The Cabinet of the Empire of Austenasia is the body of Government Ministers responsible for the executive administration and governance of Austenasia, composed of the Prime Minister and six Government Ministers. Government Ministers are appointed by the Monarch (usually from the House of Representatives) and head Government Ministries, of which there are six; the Secretary-General does not head a Government Ministry but is a Government Minister responsible for administrative duties, comparable to a one-man civil service. The Prime Minister oversees the work of the Cabinet and co-ordinates the work of the Government Ministers.
On 4 March 2015, immediately after the the election of Lord Dux Joseph Kennedy as Prime Minister, Emperor Jonathan I passed his sixteenth Imperial Edict, pledging to only appoint Cabinet positions at the advice of the Prime Minister. This was in direct response to an election platform of Kennedy, and was later entrenched in the Second Amendment to the Austenasian Constitution of 2011.
The Cabinet is based heavily on the British body of the same name. As such, as a collective it holds great executive power and is comprised of different ministers each holding separate portfolios. The current Cabinet of Austenasia is comprised of:
|Portfolio||Portrait||Minister||In office since|
|HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of New Virginia||4 March 2015 (as Prime Minister)|
8 October 2017 (as Secretary-General)
|Deputy Prime Minister
|Lady Vice Admiral Eryn Lewis, Duchess of Bernardston||25 June 2016 (as Deputy Prime Minister)|
20 March 2019 (as Chancellor)
|Home Secretary||Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora||20 March 2019|
Minister for Culture
|HIM Emperor Jonathan I||8 October 2017 (as Chief Ambassador)|
15 May 2017 (as Minister for Culture)
|Minister of Defence||HG Bradley, Duke of Dullahan||20 March 2019|
|Attorney General||Lord Adam, Duke of Washington||7 April 2019|