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Key Documents

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet publishes a diverse range of information, available to search on the Publications page.

This page highlights published documents from across the department that are relevant to the Government’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry, and will be updated as documents relating to the response become available.

Royal Commission of Inquiry Report and associated documents:

You can find links to the Royal Commission of Inquiry’s key documents below.

The Royal Commission’s key documents have been translated into over 12 languages. You can download translated copies from the Royal Commission's Website.

Cabinet Papers

Cabinet Papers are submitted by a Minister for the consideration of their colleagues, to:

  • Seek agreement to a significant policy proposal
  • Introduce new regulations or a bill
  • Release a discussion or consultation document, or
  • To provide an update on an issue

Key cabinet papers about the Government’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry are listed below, and at Documents relating to the Government’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain.

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This paper asks Cabinet to:

  • agree with the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch Masjidain
  • agree in-principle to the recommendations of the report and
  • provides ministers with an update about the planned release of the Report
Cabinet Decision CAB-20-SUB-0516: Government Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Masjidain - December 2020 (PDF 4.4 MB)

This paper outlines seven initiatives that were proposed to enable the Government to continue to take action to improve social inclusion and cohesion in New Zealand Communities.

Cabinet Decision CAB-20-SUB-0513: Continuing Action to Improve Social Inclusion - December 2020 (PDF 1.05 MB)

This paper proposes how the Government can improve Social Inclusion after the March 15 terror attacks.

Cabinet Decision SWC-19-SUB-0126: Improving Social Inclusion Post the 15 March Terror Attacks - September 2019 (PDF 1.1 MB)

This paper provides a progress update on work related to building social cohesion.

Cabinet Decision SWC-20-SUB-0071: Report-back on Improving Social Inclusion - June 2020 (PDF 1.4 MB)

This paper seeks agreement to bring forward the periodic review of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (the Act), to respond to the recommendations and issues related to the Act raised by the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry

Cabinet Decision ERS-21-SUB-0006: Government response to the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain: Addressing the issues raised with the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (April 2021)

Report back to Cabinet

The Lead Coordination Minister reports back to Cabinet on the progress of the Government’s response to the RCOI. These updates are linked below.

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This paper provides Cabinet with an update on the Government’s response to
the RCOI and community hui that have occurred after the report’s release.

Government Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Masjidain - First Report Back (PDF 1.3MB)

This paper provides the second report back to Cabinet on the Government’s response to the RCOI, and establishes a longer-term work programme to respond to the report’s recommendations.

Proactive Release: Government Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques - Report Back Cabinet Paper and Work Programme

Additional documents and proactive releases

Some additional material about the response has been proactively released, which means that a Minister has decided to publish the material in the interests of transparency. This material is listed below:
Proactive Release: Government Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques - Responsible Ministers Meeting Agenda - 3 August 2021

Last updated: 
Monday, 12 September 2022

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