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CabGuide

CabNet: Lodgement steps for highly classified Cabinet papers

Issue date: 
Monday, 26 June 2017
Issue status: 
Current
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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 Cabinet Office is on the 10th floor of the Beehive.

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

Attachments under 35 pages

Ministers’ offices need to provide one hard copy of the attachment when the highly classified Cabinet or Cabinet committee paper is submitted to the Cabinet Office.

If the attachments need editing after they have been submitted, the new version will need to be submitted to the Cabinet Office.

Attachments over 35 pages

Ministers’ offices will need to provide 35 hard copies of each attachment (double-sided) to the Cabinet Office Registry. These copies will be attached to the printed version of Ministers’ papers.

If the attachments need editing after they have been submitted, 35 replacement hard copies will need to be provided to the Cabinet Office.

A3 attachments

If there are less than three A3 attachments, Ministers' offices need to provide one hard-copy of the attachment when the highly classified Cabinet or Cabinet committee paper is submitted to the Cabinet Office.

If there are more than three A3 attachments, Ministers' offices will need to provide 35 hard-copies of the attachments (double-sided and z-folded) to the Cabinet Office to attach to the printed version of Ministers' papers.

Legislation drafted by the Parliamentary Counsel Office (draft bills/regulations)

Ministers’ offices will need to provide one hard copy of the draft legislation when the highly classified Cabinet or Cabinet committee paper is submitted to the Cabinet Office), if the legislation is less than 35 pages.

The Parliamentary Counsel Office will need to provide the Cabinet Office with 35 hard copies of legislation that is over 35 pages to attach to the printed version of Ministers’ papers.

Non-Parliamentary Counsel Office drafted legislation

Ministers’ offices will need to provide one hard copy of the draft legislation when the highly classified Cabinet or Cabinet committee paper is submitted to the Cabinet Office), if the legislation is less than 35 pages.

Minister’s offices will need to provide the Cabinet Office with 35 hard copies of legislation that is over 35 pages to attach to the printed version of Ministers’ papers.

Refer to the following pages for more information

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 4 October 2016

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