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Responses to Official Information Act Requests OIA-2020/21-0511 and OIA-2021/22-0882: Requests relating to the Draft National Risk Report 2018, and the Pandemic Risk Profile

Issue date: 
Monday, 19 December 2022
Issue status: 
Current
Version note: 

Some parts of the documents in this information release would not be appropriate to release, and if requested, would be withheld under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). Where this is the case, the relevant sections of the Act that would apply have been identified. Where information has been withheld, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it.

OIA Response Publication

The following response to an Official Information Act 1982 request has been released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC):

A. Official Information Act 1982 request for information relating to the Pandemic Risk Profile

The following documents have been included in this release:

Letter: Response letter to requestor (OIA-2021/22-0882 refers)

Information within scope of request:

  • The first version of the pandemic risk profile; and
  • the current version of the pandemic risk profile.

Background

The National Risk Profile - Pandemic (Communicable Diseases) was first produced by the Ministry of Health in 2016 and reviewed again in 2017.

National Risk Profiles are documents produced by government agencies to support awareness and decision making across government on nationally significant hazards and threats included on the National Risk Register. National Risk Profiles help government examine how effectively risks are being managed and what steps could be taken to better mitigate and improve resilience to them.

The two Officials Committee for Domestic and External Security Coordination (ODESC) Boards; the Hazard Risk Board and Security and Intelligence Board; use National Risk Profiles to strategically govern risks that could have a significant impact on New Zealand’s national security, prosperity and wellbeing.

No information has been withheld under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

B. Official Information Act 1982 request for information relating to National Risk and Counter-Terrorism

The following documents have been included in this release:

Letter: Response letter to requestor (OIA-2020/212-0511 refers)

Information within scope of request:

  • Draft National Risk Report 2018; and
  • Counter-Terrorism Playbook 2018.

Some information has been withheld under the Official Information Act 1982. Where information has been withheld, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it.

Key to redaction codes:

  • Section 6(a), to protect the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of New Zealand
Last updated: 
Monday, 19 December 2022

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