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Information on impact analysis for proposals with regulatory impacts.
Template and advice for writing general Cabinet policy papers.
Organisation Form (for Cabinet appointment papers)
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
Practical information about how to upload papers into CabNet
This page outlines how to seek permission to lodge a Cabinet paper after the 10am Thursday deadline.
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
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
Template for a paper seeking priority for a bill on the Legislation Programme
Advice about the Ministers' overseas travel process and Cabinet papers seeking approval for Ministerial overseas travel
Advice on how to format documents so that they display correctly in CabNet
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.
The appointments process and Cabinet appointment papers
International treaty paper template
This wallchart provides an easy guide to the transmission, handling, storage, and disposal of different classifications of Cabinet material.
The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) provides for information to be protected to the extent consistent with the public interest and the preservation of personal privacy.
Cabinet paper consultation processes: Why, When, and Who
Information for Ministers' offices
The New Zealand Gazette
The Seal of New Zealand
Published papers and minutes in CabNet
Papers seeking agreement to policy/approval for additional resources to implement that policy should be submitted to the Cabinet committee responsible for that area of government activity.
Secure handling of Cabinet and Cabinet committee material
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