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How to upload and lodge papers in CabNet

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Tue 5 Feb 2019

Practical information about how to upload papers into CabNet

What is CabNet

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Tue 5 Feb 2019
What is CabNet

How to submit an oral item to Cabinet or a committee

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Mon 4 Feb 2019

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 email request and lodgement forms

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Mon 4 Feb 2019

Cabinet Office lodgement and request forms

How to request late lodgement of a Cabinet paper

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Mon 4 Feb 2019

This page outlines how to seek permission to lodge a Cabinet paper after the 10am Thursday deadline.

How to seek Power to Act

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Mon 4 Feb 2019

This page outlines the process for seeking Power to Act for a Cabinet committee or group of Ministers.

Template for a government response

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Wed 19 Dec 2018

Government response templates

Template for a paper seeking agreement to introduce a bill

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Wed 19 Dec 2018

Template for a paper seeking agreement to the introduction of a bill

Templates for overseas Ministerial travel papers

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Tue 18 Dec 2018

Templates for Cabinet overseas travel papers

Cabinet policy paper template

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Tue 18 Dec 2018

Template and advice for writing general Cabinet policy papers.

Template for a paper seeking authorisation to submit regulations to the Executive Council

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Tue 18 Dec 2018

Template for a paper seeking authorisation for the submission of regulations to the Executive Council

Proactive release of Cabinet material

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Mon 19 Nov 2018

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

Appointment paper organisation form

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Mon 29 Oct 2018

Organisation Form (for Cabinet appointment papers)

CO (18) 4 - Proactive Release of Cabinet Material: Updated Requirements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 23 Oct 2018

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
previous advice.

CO(18) 5 - 2019 Legislation Programme: Requirements for Submitting Bids

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 18 Oct 2018

This circular sets out the requirements for the preparation of requests (‘bids’) from Ministers for bills to be awarded places on the 2019 Legislation Programme.

CO(18) 3 - New Zealand Business Number - Implementation Requirements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 16 Oct 2018

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.

Template for a paper seeking priority for a bill on the Legislation Programme

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Tue 16 Oct 2018

Template for a paper seeking priority for a bill on the Legislation Programme

Ministers' overseas travel process and Cabinet travel papers

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Mon 17 Sep 2018

Advice about the Ministers' overseas travel process and Cabinet papers seeking approval for Ministerial overseas travel

CO (18) 2 - Proposals with Financial Implications and Financial Authorities

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 30 Jul 2018

This circular sets out the guidelines and requirements for Ministers and departments seeking approval of proposals with financial implications, changes to appropriations, and the authority to incur expenses.

CO (18) 1 - Legislation guidelines - Cabinet requirements and expectations

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 20 Jul 2018

The Legislation Guidelines (2018 edition) are the government's key point of reference for assessing whether draft legislation conforms to accepted legal and constitutional principles. Cabinet has agreed that the Legislation Guidelines replace the Guidelines on Process and Content of Legislation (2014 edition).

CabNet: Document display

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Mon 7 May 2018

Advice on how to format documents so that they display correctly in CabNet

What are the key requirements of a Cabinet paper

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Fri 2 Mar 2018

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.

What makes a good Cabinet paper

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Fri 2 Mar 2018

A good Cabinet paper includes a clear statement of purpose, is based on sound information and analysis, and is well consulted across agencies, Ministers, and government parties.

CO (17) 12: Cabinet Committees: Structure, Terms of Reference and Membership

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 17 Jan 2018

The Prime Minister has agreed to the new Cabinet committee structure, terms of reference, and membership.

The appointments process

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Wed 17 Jan 2018

The appointments process and Cabinet appointment papers

CO (17) 10: Labour-New Zealand First Coalition, with Confidence and Supply from the Green Party: Consultation and Operating Arrangements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 20 Dec 2017

This circular provides practical guidance for Ministers and departments on implementing the coalition agreement between Labour and New Zealand First and the confidence and supply agreement between Labour and the Green Party entered into when the government was formed following the 2017 general election.

CO (17) 11: 2018 Legislation Programme - Requirements for Submitting Bids

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 30 Nov 2017

This circular sets out the requirements for the preparation of requests (‘bids’) from Ministers for bills to be awarded places on the 2018 Legislation Programme.

Impact analysis and regulatory impact assessments

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Wed 1 Nov 2017

Information on impact analysis for proposals with regulatory impacts.

Template for international treaty Cabinet papers

CabGuide
Issue date: 
Wed 1 Nov 2017

International treaty paper template

CO (17) 9: Access to information of a previous administration

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 30 Oct 2017

This circular sets out the principles that guide Ministers’ access to the records of the previous administration. It also provides guidance for officials handling requests for official information received before 26 October 2017, when the new administration was appointed.

CO (17) 8: Arrangements for transition to a new administration

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 20 Oct 2017

The Leader of the Labour Party has announced her intention to form a coalition government with the New Zealand First Party, and with the support of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, that is able to command the confidence of the House of Representatives.

This circular sets out the next steps in the transition to a new government.

Principles and protocols for managing NZSIS and GCSB engagement on foreign state threats and cyber-security threats to the 2017 election

Guidance
Issue date: 
Thu 12 Oct 2017

There are heightened sensitivities during an election period, which require particular care and restraint.

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