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Cabinet National Security Committee (NSC)

Frequency: 
Meets when required.
Identifier: 
NSC
Terms of reference:

To have oversight of the national intelligence and security sector, and to consider policy and legislative proposals relating to the sector.

To co-ordinate and direct national responses to major crises or circumstances affecting national security (either domestic or international).

NSC will have Power to Act where the need for urgent action and/or operational or security considerations require it.

Relevant portfolios: 

Civil Defence
Defence
Foreign Affairs
GCSB
National Security and Intelligence
NZSIS
Police
Prime Minister

Membership (Chair in bold): 

Rt Hon Bill English
Hon Paula Bennett
Hon Steven Joyce
Hon Gerry Brownlee
Hon Simon Bridges
Hon Amy Adams
Hon Christopher Finlayson QC
Hon Michael Woodhouse
Hon Murray McCully

With the addition of other relevant portfolio Ministers as appropriate.