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CO (18) 2 - Proposals with Financial Implications and Financial Authorities

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 30 Jul 2018

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.

CO (18) 1 - Legislation guidelines - Cabinet requirements and expectations

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 20 Jul 2018

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).

CO (17) 12: Cabinet Committees: Structure, Terms of Reference and Membership

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 17 Jan 2018

The Prime Minister has agreed to the new Cabinet committee structure, terms of reference, and membership.

CO (17) 10: Labour-New Zealand First Coalition, with Confidence and Supply from the Green Party: Consultation and Operating Arrangements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 20 Dec 2017

This circular provides practical guidance for Ministers and departments on implementing the coalition agreement between Labour and New Zealand First and the confidence and supply agreement between Labour and the Green Party entered into when the government was formed following the 2017 general election.

CO (17) 11: 2018 Legislation Programme - Requirements for Submitting Bids

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 30 Nov 2017

This circular sets out the requirements for the preparation of requests (‘bids’) from Ministers for bills to be awarded places on the 2018 Legislation Programme.

CO (17) 9: Access to information of a previous administration

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 30 Oct 2017

This circular sets out the principles that guide Ministers’ access to the records of the previous administration. It also provides guidance for officials handling requests for official information received before 26 October 2017, when the new administration was appointed.

CO (17) 8: Arrangements for transition to a new administration

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 20 Oct 2017

The Leader of the Labour Party has announced her intention to form a coalition government with the New Zealand First Party, and with the support of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, that is able to command the confidence of the House of Representatives.

This circular sets out the next steps in the transition to a new government.

CO (17) 7: Government Decision Making during the Period of Caretaker Government

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 25 Sep 2017

In accordance with the convention on caretaker government, the incumbent government will govern in a caretaker capacity until the appointment of the new government.

CO (17) 6: Constitutional Procedures after the Election

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 8 Aug 2017
Introduction

CO (17) 5: Statutes Amendment Bill for 2018

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 12 Jul 2017
Introduction

CO (17) 3: Impact Analysis Requirements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 30 Jun 2017
Introduction

1This circular sets out the requirements for Ministers and agencies seeking approvals relating to government regulatory proposals.

CO (17) 4: Management of Parliamentary Business after the Dissolution of Parliament

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 30 Jun 2017
Key points

1This circular provides guidance on the management of parliamentary business after Parliament has been dissolved.  The key points are as follows:

CO (17) 2: Cabinet Committees: Terms of Reference and Membership

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 2 May 2017

This circular has been superseded by the advice in Circular CO(17) 12.

CO (17) 1: Government Decisions and Actions in the Pre-election Period

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 22 Feb 2017
Introduction

CO (16) 6: Cabinet Committees - terms of reference and membership

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 21 Dec 2016

CO (16) 5: 2017 Legislation Programme - Requirements for Submitting Bids

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 4 Nov 2016
Introduction

1This circular sets out the requirements for the preparation of requests (‘bids’) from Ministers for bills to be awarded places on the 2017 Legislation Programme.

CO (16) 4: Statutes Amendment Bill for 2016

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 27 Jun 2016
Introduction

CO (16) 3: New Zealand Business Number - Implementation Requirements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 25 May 2016
Introduction

CO (16) 2: Cabinet Directions for the Conduct of Crown Legal Business 2016

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 30 Mar 2016
Introduction

1On 15 February 2016 Cabinet approved new Cabinet Directions for the Conduct of Crown Legal Business.

CO (16) 1: Cabinet Committees - Terms of Reference and Membership

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 27 Jan 2016

CO (15) 6: 2016 Legislation Programme - Requirements for Submitting Bids

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 26 Nov 2015

CO (15) 5: Investment Management and Asset Performance in the State Services

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 29 Jun 2015
Introduction

CO (15) 4: Proposals with Financial Implications and Financial Authorities

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 3 Jun 2015

CO (15) 3: Revised Legislation Advisory Committee Guidelines: Cabinet Requirements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 22 May 2015
Introduction

CO (15) 2: Statutes Amendment Bill for 2015

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 20 Mar 2015

CO (15) 1: National-led Administration - Consultation and Operating Arrangements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 20 Mar 2015
Introduction

CO (14) 8: Cabinet Committees - Terms of Reference and Membership

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 3 Mar 2015

CO (14) 9: 2015 Legislation Programme - Requirements for Submitting Bids

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 14 Nov 2014

CO (14) 7: Government Formation - Next Steps

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 6 Oct 2014

CO (14) 6: Government Decision Making during the Period of Caretaker Government

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 22 Sep 2014

This Cabinet Circular has been replaced by:
CO (17) 7: Government Decision Making during the Period of Caretaker Government

CO (14) 5: Constitutional Procedures after the Election

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 28 Jul 2014
Introduction

CO (14) 4: Attorney-General's Protocol for Release of Draft Government Legislation outside the Crown

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 21 Jul 2014

 

1On 23 June 2014 Cabinet approved the Attorney-General's Protocol for Release of Draft Government Legislation outside the Crown (LEG Min (14) 12/1).

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