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Template and advice for writing general Cabinet policy papers.
Organisation Form (for Cabinet appointment papers)
Information on impact analysis for proposals with regulatory impacts.
Cabinet Office circulars which have been superseded or cancelled over the last 10 years.
1This circular sets out guidelines agreed by Cabinet for policy-makers to consider the Treaty of Waitangi in policy development and implementation.
1This circular sets out the requirements for the preparation of requests (‘bids’) from Ministers for bills to be awarded places on the 2020 Legislation Programme.
This circular has been updated to include the COVID-19 Ministerial Group.
This page provides an overview of the key requirements of a general Cabinet paper. The Cabinet policy paper template provides more detail about what should be included under each heading.
Cabinet paper departmental consultation processes
Cabinet has recently approved a modified Fees Framework for determining or reassessing the fees paid to members of statutory and other bodies in which the Crown has an interest [APH-18-MIN-0271].
This circular has been updated to include minor technical amendments.
This circular contains the revised Attorney-General's Protocol for Release of Draft Government Legislation outside the Crown and replaces CO(14) 4
This circular sets out guidelines and requirements agreed by Cabinet for Ministers and departments involved in contemporary Treaty of Waitangi issues.
Practical information about how to upload papers into CabNet
This page outlines the process for seeking Power to Act for a Cabinet committee or group of Ministers.
This page outlines the process for Ministers to take oral items to Cabinet and Cabinet committees, and includes the oral item email template.
Cabinet Office lodgement and request forms
This page outlines how to seek permission to lodge a Cabinet paper after the 10am Thursday deadline.
Template for a paper seeking agreement to the introduction of a bill
Government response templates
Template for a paper seeking authorisation for the submission of regulations to the Executive Council
Templates for Cabinet overseas travel papers
Cabinet papers and minutes must be proactively released within 30 business days of final decisions being taken by Cabinet, unless there is good reason not to publish all or part of the material, or to delay the release. This policy app
This circular sets out the requirements and procedures for the proactive release of Cabinet
material (Cabinet and Cabinet committee papers and minutes). It updates and replaces
Template for a paper seeking priority for a bill on the Legislation Programme
This circular sets out the requirements agreed to by Cabinet for agencies to implement the New Zealand Business Number (the NZBN). This circular updates and replaces CO (16) 3.
Advice about the Ministers' overseas travel process and Cabinet papers seeking approval for Ministerial overseas travel
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