This circular sets out the guidelines and requirements for Ministers and departments seeking approval of proposals with financial implications, changes to appropriations, and the authority to incur expenses.
The Legislation Guidelines (2018 edition) are the government's key point of reference for assessing whether draft legislation conforms to accepted legal and constitutional principles. Cabinet has agreed that the Legislation Guidelines replace the Guidelines on Process and Content of Legislation (2014 edition).
This paper seeks Cabinet agreement to the scope of New Zealand's first child wellbeing strategy and to a public engagement approach. The paper proposes a draft framing of wellbeing, a vision statement, a set of desired outcomes for all children, and 16 indicative focus areas to drive actions in support of child wellbeing.
A Child Impact Assessment Tool has been developed to help government and non-government organisations in New Zealand to assess whether policy proposals will improve the wellbeing of children and young people.