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CO (19) 8 Climate Implications of Policy Assessment Requirements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 5 Dec 2019

Superseded and cancelled circulars

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 18 Nov 2019

Cabinet Office circulars which have been superseded or cancelled over the last 10 years.

CO (19) 5: Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi Guidance

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 22 Oct 2019
Introduction

1This circular sets out guidelines agreed by Cabinet for policy-makers to consider the Treaty of Waitangi in policy development and implementation.

CO (19) 7: 2020 Legislation Programme: Requirements for Submitting Bids

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 21 Oct 2019
Introduction

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.

CO (19) 6: Investment Management and Asset Performance in the State Services

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 10 Oct 2019

CO (19) 4 - Cabinet committees: Terms of Reference and Membership

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 24 Jul 2019

CO (19) 1 - Fees Framework for members appointed to bodies in which the Crown has an interest

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 17 Jun 2019

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].

CO (19) 2 - Attorney-General's Protocol for Release of Draft Government Legislation outside the Crown

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 16 Apr 2019

This circular contains the revised Attorney-General's Protocol for Release of Draft Government Legislation outside the Crown and replaces CO(14) 4

CO (19) 3 - Better Co-ordination of Contemporary Treaty of Waitangi Issues

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 2 Apr 2019

This circular sets out guidelines and requirements agreed by Cabinet for Ministers and departments involved in contemporary Treaty of Waitangi issues.

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) 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.

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).

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) 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.

CO (17) 7: Government Decision Making during the Period of Caretaker Government

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 25 Sep 2017

In accordance with the convention on caretaker government, the incumbent government will govern in a caretaker capacity until the appointment of the new government.

CO (17) 6: Constitutional Procedures after the Election

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Tue 8 Aug 2017

This circular provides guidance on the constitutional procedures that will apply after the general election. It includes key dates, a summary of the transition process between administrations, and references to other guidance material.

CO (17) 5: Statutes Amendment Bill for 2018

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 12 Jul 2017

This circular sets out the process for developing the Statutes Amendment Bill and includes a change to the process whereby agencies are now required to submit their amendments to the Ministry of Justice for vetting prior to recommending amendments for inclusion in the Bill to their portfolio Ministers.

CO (17) 3: Impact Analysis Requirements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 30 Jun 2017

This circular sets out the requirements for Ministers and agencies seeking approvals relating to government regulatory proposals. It replaces the previous Cabinet requirements for regulatory impact analysis.

CO (17) 4: Management of Parliamentary Business after the Dissolution of Parliament

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 30 Jun 2017

This circular provides guidance on the management of parliamentary business after Parliament has been dissolved.

CO (17) 1: Government Decisions and Actions in the Pre-election Period

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 22 Feb 2017

This circular provides guidance on government decisions and actions during the pre-election period. It covers: government decision making generally during the pre-election period; making appointments in the pre-election period; conducting government advertising campaigns during the pre-election period; the provision of information by the state services in the pre-election period.

CO (16) 2: Cabinet Directions for the Conduct of Crown Legal Business 2016

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Wed 30 Mar 2016

This circular sets out the Cabinet Directions for the Conduct of Crown Legal Business. Their primary purpose is to identify core Crown legal matters, to set out how those matters are conducted by Government, and to set out the Law Officers’ oversight of such legal matters.

CO (15) 5: Investment Management and Asset Performance in the State Services

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 29 Jun 2015

This circular has been superseded by CO (19) 6: Investment Management and Asset Performance in the State Services

CO (15) 3: Revised Legislation Advisory Committee Guidelines: Cabinet Requirements

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 22 May 2015

In November 2014, Cabinet agreed that the 2001 Legislation Advisory Committee Guidelines: Guidelines on Process and Content of Legislation (the 2001 LAC Guidelines) be replaced with a revised set of Guidelines (the 2014 LAC Guidelines) as the government’s key point of reference for assessing whether draft legislation conforms to accepted legal and constitutional principles.

This circular provides further guidance relevant to the 2014 LAC Guidelines.

CO (13) 4: Crown Entities Act 2004:Section 107 directions to support a whole of government approach

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Mon 12 Aug 2013

This Circular replaces Cabinet Office Circular CO (06) 6 Whole of Government Directions under the Crown Entities Act 2004.

This Circular sets out requirements for issuing a direction under section 107 of the Crown Entities Act 2004. Cabinet approval must be secured to undertake consultation and issue the direction.

CO (13) 3: Disclosure Requirements for Government Legislation

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 4 Jul 2013

This circular outlines what disclosure will be required during the initial administrative period of legislation development. Ministers and Chief Executives should ensure that all staff involved in the preparation of legislation are familiar with the advice in this circular.

CO (12) 7: Guidelines for Dealing with Inside Information About Public Issuers

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 20 Dec 2012

This circular sets out guidance agreed to by Cabinet for Ministers and officials dealing with inside information relating to public issuers, including mixed ownership model companies and other companies in which the Crown has an ownership stake. Please note, this circular replaces Cabinet Office Circular CO (02) 14, Guidance for Dealing with Information Relating to Publicly Listed Companies.

CO (11) 7: Role of the Remuneration Authority in Setting Remuneration for Individuals Appointed to Statutory Bodies and Other Positions

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Fri 21 Oct 2011

This circular outlines the role of the Remuneration Authority in relation to setting the remuneration for a number of individuals appointed to statutory bodies and other positions, and the processes that it follows.

To facilitate the process of setting remuneration for these positions, it also sets out the information that the Remuneration Authority requires from Ministers, and from departments responsible for managing the processes for appointment to those positions.

CO (09) 1: Law Commission: Processes for Setting the Work Programme and Government Response to Reports

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 9 Apr 2009

This circular sets out the new processes for selecting Law Commission projects and confirms existing processes that still apply to Law Commission projects.

CO (07) 2: The Financial Veto and 24 Hour Rule

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 8 Mar 2007

This Circular updates and replaces Cabinet Office Circular CO (98) 15, “Financial Veto Procedure” 15 October 1998. It provides an outline of the Crown financial veto procedure contained in Standing Orders 326 to 330 of the House of Representatives, and advice on the administrative arrangements within government to support the veto power and on the responsibilities of Ministers, Ministers’ offices and departments under those arrangements.

CO (06) 7: Ministerial Interventions under the Resource Management Act 1991

Cabinet Office circular
Issue date: 
Thu 14 Dec 2006

This circular sets out guidance on: the procedures that should be followed when a Minister decides to intervene under the RMA; the points at which the Minister should involve Cabinet; how to ensure proper interdepartmental consultation and co-ordination.

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