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As announced by the Prime Minister on 19 January 2023, the 2023 general election is to be held on Saturday, 14 October 2023. The “pre-election period” is generally regarded as being the three months before a general election. The pre-election period will commence this year on 14 July 2023, and applies to government decisions and actions in the lead up to the 14 October election. This circular provides guidance on government decisions and actions during the pre-election period.
Cabinet recently agreed to a revised Fees Framework for determining or reassessing the fees paid to members of statutory and other bodies in which the Crown has an interest [APH-22-MIN-0195]. This circular and the attached Framework replaces Cabinet Office Circular CO (19)1.
The Implementation Unit supports the public service to strengthen implementation of Government’s key priorities. This guidance is to assist those responsible for implementing complex programmes, and draws on agencies’ experience and expertise.
This circular sets out advice on the death of Her Majesty The Queen, the New Zealand response, and the effect of The Queen’s death on New Zealand’s constitutional situation, including implications for Cabinet processes and other matters related to government administration.
The Terrorist and National Security Event Media Protocols are designed to assist during terrorist or national security events within New Zealand, or in a significant terrorist event overseas involving New Zealanders.
This circular provides practical guidance for Ministers and departments on implementing the cooperation agreement between the Labour Party and the Green Party entered into when the government was formed following the 2020 general election, and on consultation with the government caucus.
This circular provides guidance for Ministers and government agencies on the application of the caretaker convention, taking decisions during the period of caretaker government, Cabinet meetings, the role of Ministers, and guidance on support from the State sector for any negotiating parties.
This circular provides guidance on the constitutional procedures that will apply after the general election. It includes key dates, a summary of the transition process between administrations, and references to other guidance material.
This circular sets out the requirements for central government agencies to estimate and disclose the greenhouse gas emission implications when certain types of policy proposals are presented to Cabinet. It has been updated to reflect recent Cabinet decisions.