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Cabinet Office circular

CO (20) 8: Labour Government, with Support from the Green Party: Consultation and Operating Arrangements

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Issue status: 


1This circular provides practical guidance for Ministers[1] and departments on implementing the cooperation agreement between the Labour Party and the Green Party entered into when the government was formed following the 2020 general election, and on consultation with the government caucus.

2Ministers and chief executives will be familiar with the New Zealand Labour Party and Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Cooperation Agreement (the Agreement). The agreement and the Cabinet Manual were endorsed by Cabinet on 6 November 2020 as the basis on which the government will operate.


  1. [1] References to Ministers also include Parliamentary Under-Secretaries.
Last updated: 
Friday, 20 November 2020

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