Cabinet of Austenasia

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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 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.

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
Prime Minister
Home Secretary
Secretary-General
HRH The Grand Duke Joseph.jpg HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of Bohemia 4 March 2015 (as Prime Minister)
15 May 2017 (as Home Secretary)
8 October 2017 (as Secretary-General)
Deputy Prime Minister
Chancellor
Minister of Defence
Lewiscropped.jpg Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, Duke of Bernardston 25 June 2016 (as Deputy Prime Minister)
8 October 2017 (as Chancellor)
4 March 2015 (as Minister of Defence)
Chief Ambassador
Minister for Culture
ICJA.jpg HIM Emperor Jonathan I 8 October 2017 (as Chief Ambassador)
15 May 2017 (as Minister for Culture)