"How are decisions made in the cabinet carried out?"

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The Cabinet is made up of the Prime Minister and top-level ministers and is the main decision-making body of the government. Decisions made by the Cabinet can be carried out in a number of ways.

Cabinet can direct that a bill (proposed law) be drafted to make or change a federal law. For example, if the Cabinet decides to introduce a bill to do with health, the Minister for Health works with the Department of Health to prepare the bill. If the bill passes the Parliament, the minister and their department are responsible for putting the law into action.  The Cabinet can also direct a government department to investigate an issue and make recommendations. A cabinet decision might be carried out by the relevant minister directing their department to take steps to implement a policy.

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