Back to top anchor

Royal Commission Advisory Group

Nominations for the Royal Commission Advisory Group are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has made a nomination. The Group will be a partner in the Government’s response to the attacks on Christchurch masjidain by ensuring timely, effective and accountable implementation of the Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s Report.

Next steps

All nominations and applications for the Group will be carefully considered. Over the coming weeks, an independent selection panel will meet to make recommendations on Group membership. The panel will make its recommendations to Minister Little, who will put selected candidates forward for consideration by the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee before they are confirmed. Candidates will be informed of their nomination’s status through the stages of this process.

We will share updates on the Royal Commission Advisory Group here. If you have any questions, please email:

Recommendation 44: Implementation Oversight Advisory Group

Recommendation 44 of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain report is that Government establish an Implementation Oversight Advisory Group (the Group) that:

  • includes representatives of communities, civil society, local government, the private sector, affected whānau, survivors and witnesses and the Royal Commission’s Muslim Community Reference Group;
  • provides advice to the responsible ministers on the design of the government’s implementation plan and its roll-out; and
  • publishes its advice to enhance transparency.

Scope of the Royal Commission Advisory Group

The Group will provide independent advice to Minister Andrew Little as the Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s Response. The Group’s work will include advice on work programme priorities. 

A Terms of Reference will be prepared. The Lead Coordination Minister is responsible for final approval of the Terms of Reference.

Government remains accountable for its response to the Royal Commission’s report.

The Group’s advice to the Lead Coordination Minister will be published online to enhance transparency, as recommended by the Royal Commission.

Please read the Royal Commission Advisory Group information sheet below to learn more about the Group and/or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.


Last updated: 
Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Help us improve DPMC

Your feedback is very important in helping us improve the DPMC website.