This paper seeks approval of two draft Orders in Council, the New Zealand Flag Referendums (First Flag Referendum) Order 2015, and the New Zealand Flag Referendums (Second Flag Referendum) Order 2015 (the Orders in Council), which will bring provisions of the New Zealand Flag Referendums Act 2015 into force.
Andrew Kibblewhite presented the IPANZ speech in his capacity as Head of the Policy Profession. Andrew discussed the state of the policy profession, what future policy success will look like and what the policy community needs to do to get there.
In November 2014, Cabinet agreed that the 2001 Legislation Advisory Committee Guidelines: Guidelines on Process and Content of Legislation (the 2001 LAC Guidelines) be replaced with a revised set of Guidelines (the 2014 LAC Guidelines) as the government’s key point of reference for assessing whether draft legislation conforms to accepted legal and constitutional principles.
This circular provides further guidance relevant to the 2014 LAC Guidelines.
This paper asks Cabinet to consider three recommendations of the New Zealand Flag Cross-Party MPs' Group (the CPG) and either confirm the original decisions or agree to modify the process in line with the CPG's recommendations. This paper also updates Cabinet on decisions made by Ministers with Power to Act.