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Ministerial portfolio


Minister of Defence
Current Minister:
Hon Andrew Little

Responsibilities include setting the strategic direction and priorities for Defence, Defence Force deployments, recommending acquisition of significant military capabilities, and maintaining international defence relationships.


Ministry of Defence
New Zealand Defence Force

Other organisations: 

Armed Forces Canteen Council
Defence Employers Support Council


Vote Defence
Vote Defence Force


Armed Forces Canteens Act 1948
Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971
Court Martial Act 2007
Courts Martial Appeals Act 1953
Defence Act 1990
Military Decorations and Distinctive Badges Act 1918
Military Manoeuvres Repeal Act 2012
Pardon for Soldiers of the Great War Act 2000
Visiting Forces Act 2004

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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