Cabinet of Austenasia
Not to be confused with the House of Representatives, which was (unusually for a legislative body) 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 nine Government Ministers. Government Ministers are appointed by the Monarch (usually from the House of Representatives) and head Government Ministries, of which there are eight. 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; the Deputy Prime Minister is not officially a member of Cabinet but is often de facto treated as such due to their position as the Prime Minister's deputy.
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|
Minister of Defence
|Lord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford||1 June 2020 (as Prime Minister)|
5 June 2020 (as Minister of Defence)
|Home Secretary||Lord Richard Hytholoday, Count of Maritimae||27 February 2021|
|Chancellor||Lord Austin Jaax, Baron of Kingeston||1 June 2020|
Minister for Culture
|HIM Emperor Jonathan I||8 October 2017 (as Chief Ambassador)|
13 February 2020 (as Secretary-General)
1 June 2020 (as Minister for Culture)
|Attorney General||Anthony Clark||9 December 2020|
|Minister of Digital Transformation||Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora||1 June 2020|
|Minister of Territories and the Diaspora||Lord Andrew Creed, Baron of Corinium Terentium||19 January 2021|