Papers are not usually submitted directly to Cabinet without first having been considered by a Cabinet committee.
The exceptions are papers proposing or reporting on Ministers’ overseas travel. Other papers may be accepted for submission direct to Cabinet because they are particularly urgent or sensitive.
If a Minister needs to submit a paper direct to Cabinet, the Minister’s office (with the approval of the Minister) should email the Cabinet Office before the 10am Thursday lodgment deadline, or as soon as possible afterwards using the template below.
The final version of the paper should still be lodged through CabNet (or in hard copy if the paper is classified as Confidential or above) by 10am on the preceding Thursday, pending advice from the Cabinet Office on whether the paper will be accepted by the Chair of Cabinet for the agenda.