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CabNet: How to lodge highly classified Cabinet papers

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Thursday, 29 April 2021
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This publication is part of the CabGuide.

Highly classified submissions must be hand-delivered to Cabinet Office reception by the Minister’s office.

The checklist for Ministers’ offices lists all of the steps that are required for submitting a highly classified Cabinet or Cabinet committee paper, with the main things to check for submission being:

  • the paper and any attachments should be single sided and collated with a paper/bulldog clip, not stapled
  • is the CAB101 coversheet attached to the front of the paper, and are the paper title/date and name of Cabinet/Cabinet committee/name and extension of contact fields completed?
  • is a CAB100 consultation form attached to the back of the paper, and are all the fields completed and the form signed by the Minister and by someone from the department?
  • are all the attachments included?

Attachments to highly classified submissions

At least one copy of all attachments is required to be delivered the Cabinet Office Registry. Thirty hard-copies need to be provided of any attachments that are over 35 pages, or of A3s if there are more than three. For more information, read the guidance for about Cabinet paper attachments and the requirements for delivering hardcopy attachments.

Refer to the following pages for more information

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 4 October 2016

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