Chief Minister Gallagher has unveiled a pretty big restructure of the ACT Public Service:
“In order to provide improved support from the ACTPS for whole of government decision making and the delivery of the ACT Government’s policy agenda, I have combined the Chief Minister and Cabinet and Treasury Directorates into a single directorate.
“The expanded Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate will provide increased focus to policy advice, enhance the ACTPS strategic policy capacity, and continue to foster the collaborative and efficient delivery of the Government’s priorities. These arrangements were foreshadowed in Governing the City State and it is timely to put this in place at the beginning of the new term of Government,” the Chief Minster said.
The Treasury Division of CMCD will report directly to the Treasurer.
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The Commerce and Works Directorate will bring together elements of the ACTPS including Shared Services, capital works, the ACT Revenue Office and ACT Insurance Authority. It will be headed by Ms Megan Smithies and report to the Treasurer.
This appears to have more to do with the strange internal dynamics of the cabinet than any simple division of roles.