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Template and advice for writing general Cabinet policy papers.
This page outlines the process for Ministers to take oral items to Cabinet and Cabinet committees, and includes the oral item email template.
Advice on how to format documents so that they display correctly in CabNet
This page provides an overview of the key requirements of a general Cabinet paper. The Cabinet policy paper template provides more detail about what should be included under each heading.
A good Cabinet paper includes a clear statement of purpose, is based on sound information and analysis, and is well consulted across agencies, Ministers, and government parties.
The appointments process and Cabinet appointment papers
Template for a paper seeking priority for a bill on the Legislation Programme
Template for a paper seeking agreement to the introduction of a bill
Template for a paper seeking authorisation for the submission of regulations to the Executive Council
International treaty paper template
Information on impact analysis for proposals with regulatory impacts.
Ministers' overseas travel process and Cabinet travel papers
Templates for Cabinet overseas travel papers
This wallchart provides an easy guide to the transmission, handling, storage, and disposal of different classifications of Cabinet material.
Cabinet papers and minutes may be released proactively with the approval of the relevant portfolio minister.
The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) provides for information to be protected to the extent consistent with the public interest and the preservation of personal privacy.
The New Zealand Gazette
The Seal of New Zealand
Published papers and minutes in CabNet
Process for seeking Power to Act
Organisation Form (for Cabinet appointment papers)
Cabinet paper Departmental consultation Processes
Cabinet paper consultation processes: Why, When, and Who
Information for Ministers' offices
Government response templates
Secure handling of Cabinet and Cabinet committee material
Papers seeking agreement to policy/approval for additional resources to implement that policy should be submitted to the Cabinet committee responsible for that area of government activity.
How CabNet access works and variations to automatically provisioned access
Cabinet Office lodgement and request forms
Lodging late papers
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