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DPMC publishes a diverse range of information. You can filter publications on this page, view the latest News and Notices, or use a keyword and advanced search options in our site-wide search.
This page contains documents prepared for release by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC), on behalf of the appropriate Ministers.
These standards will help you assess and improve the quality of your agency’s written policy and other advice, and whether it is fit for purpose.
1This circular sets out the requirements for the preparation of requests ('bids') from Ministers for bills to be awarded places on the 2021 Legislation Programme.
New Zealand is a champion of the international rules-based order, and of a free, open and secure internet. The application of international law to state activity online is a critical component of the framework of responsible state behaviour online.
1The Prime Minister has agreed to the updated terms of reference and membership of Cabinet committees. The Cabinet committees are:
"Official Information Act request for COVID-19 reports relating to economic, logistical, supply, medical and border issues."
"Official Information Act requests relating to meetings with Deaf Aotearoa."
A guide on panels and processes for assessing policy advice papers
"Official Information Act request for information from DPMCs OIA tracking system, including titles of requests, the date they were received, and the date of final response."
"Official Information Act request for copies of CIMS Steering Committee minutes from 1 July 2019 - 19 February 2020."
Guidance on how to get policy projects off to a great start
This document outlines how to apply the Start Right approach to initiating a policy project, so it is set up for quality and success.
"Official Information Act request for details on DPMC OIA requests and whether any charges were applied."
"Official Information Act request relating to a 'green lane' or 'travel bubble' with Singapore."
This is a Guide to the Ministerial Policy Satisfaction Survey, available as PDF and in HTML.
"Official Information Act request for information relating to monitoring/productivity measuring software/tools used to monitor staff."
"Official Information Act request for reports including the term 'Asian organised crime'."
Open, early Commissioning Conversations are the starting point for quality policy.
The Green Light Framework below lets you record the things you learned during the Exploration phase.
"Official Information Act request for information relating to the Regulations Review Committee and Hagley Oval."
"Official Information Act request relating to Exercise Ruaumoko."
The Policy Skills Framework describes the knowledge, applied skills, and behaviour policy practitioners require to be able to produce quality advice.
"Official Information Act request relating to information held by CERA relating to 2010-11 Earthquakes."
"Official Information Act request for information relating to payroll reductions during COVID-19 pandemic."
A case study of Inland Revenue’s experience of applying the Policy Capability Framework, and their commitment to using it as a health check every six months.
This tool applies the Policy Skills Framework, which describes the knowledge, applied skills, and behaviour expected of policy practitioners.
"Official Information Act request for details of DPMC OIA responses where information was withheld under sections 6(a), 6(b) and 6(e) of the Act."
The Ministerial Policy Satisfaction Survey is used by agencies to assess their minister's satisfaction with the services provided by the policy function. The survey is used for:
"Official Information Act request for information relating to a Trans-Tasman bubble."
A case study of Inland Revenue's experience of applying the Policy Capability Framework, and their commiment to using it as a health check every six months.
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