Governance framework

Our governance provides the framework for our objectives and the mechanisms to deliver our services.

The collaborative relationships between our service areas govern and drive our outcomes. We deliver integrated services through robust governance arrangements that promote excellence in justice capability.

Corporate governance arrangements are based on the principles of best practice outlined in the Public sector governance: Better practice guide, the Australian Public Service Commission building better governance guide, and the Australian National Audit Office.

These governance arrangements are the principles, elements and mechanism used by us to support a focus on effective governance through strong leadership, responsible and ethical decision-making, management and accountability, and performance improvement.

Board of Management

The Board of Management (BOM) is our principal policy-setting and decision-making authority, and supports the Director-General (DG) as the Department of Justice and Attorney-General’s (DJAG) accountable officer to ensure we implement an appropriate governance framework.

The BOM and its 3 special purpose sub-committees support the DG in the effective discharge of legislative accountabilities. They also provide opportunities for developing leaders to promote a performance culture and facilitate relationship building and communication.

The BOM’s responsibilities include:

  • strategic planning, policy setting, risk management and resource allocation
  • performance management and reporting
  • effective and efficient service delivery
  • ensuring we are responsive to changing community needs and government priorities
  • coordinating with other government agencies for seamless service delivery
  • reviewing, monitoring and directing our governance committees.

Find out more by reading the BOM Terms of Reference.

The 3 sub-committees that support the BOM in its strategic leadership functions monitor performance, and identify and implement business improvement opportunities in their key areas of responsibility. The committee structure establishes the overarching governance framework for our department, allowing for a strong and integrated approach to planning, performance and risk management.

Audit and Risk Management Committee

The role of the Audit and Risk Management Committee is to provide independent assurance and assistance to the Director-General on:

  • the risk, control and compliance frameworks
  • our external accountability responsibilities as prescribed in the Financial Accountability Act 2009, the Financial and Performance Management Standard 2019, and other relevant legislation.

Find out more by reading the committee’s Terms of Reference.

Information Technology and Innovation Committee

The role of the Information Technology and Innovation Committee is to monitor our ICT investment portfolio and innovation pipeline, within a corporate ICT strategy approach.

The committee provides linkages to corporate governance, ensuring corporate ICT provides effective business-centric solutions.

Find out more by reading the committee’s Terms of Reference.

Resource and Demand Management Committee

The role of the Resource and Demand Management Committee is to:

  • align our budget and resources with our strategic plan and government priorities
  • monitor and report on our financial performance against our departmental priorities and approved budgets
  • monitor and report on non-financial corporate resources as directed by the committee
  • formulate strategies for improving our financial position, including the approval and monitoring of our budget processes.

Find out more by reading the committee’s Terms of Reference.

More information

More information on our governance framework can be found in our annual report.

If you can’t find the information you are looking for you may wish to make a formal application for access under the Right to Information Act 2009 or the Information Privacy Act 2009 to information held by Queensland Government departments and ministers.