Release of Ministerial decision-making documents

We proactively release Cabinet papers and material the Minister of Health and Associate Ministers take to Cabinet, along with associated Cabinet minutes. This is in line with Cabinet Office circular CO(23) 04 – Proactive Release of Cabinet Material: Updated Requirements. In some instances we may include additional information of public interest alongside the Cabinet material, including briefings to Ministers.

We aim to make this information available as soon as possible.

Note: Cabinet material relating to COVID-19 is available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Ministerial decision-making documents – by release date

Please note some documents have been redacted in line with the Official Information Act 1982.

2024 releases View by year:
Publication date Topic
12 June 2024 Cabinet and briefing material: Response to the Petition of Millicent Dickenson: Subsidise degrees that lead to mental health jobs
11 June 2024 Cabinet and briefing material: Government Response to the Report of the Petitions Committee on the petition of Eye Health Aotearoa: Fund the Aotearoa New Zealand Eye Health Survey
07 June 2024 Advice to the Associate Minister of Health Hon David Seymour: February 2024
07 June 2024 Advice to the Associate Minister of Health Hon David Seymour: January 2024
06 June 2024 Advice to the Associate Minister of Health Hon David Seymour: December 2023
23 May 2024 Cabinet material: Repealing the Therapeutic Products Act
23 May 2024 Cabinet material: Smokefree 2025: Progressing Coalition Agreement Commitments and Cracking Down On Youth Vaping
10 May 2024 Advice to the Associate Minister of Health Hon Casey Castello: February 2024
10 May 2024 Advice to the Minister of Health: December 2023
10 May 2024 Advice to the Minister of Health: February 2024
10 May 2024 Advice to the Minister of Health: January 2024
10 May 2024 Advice to the Minister of Mental Health Hon Matt Doocey: December 2023
16 April 2024 Cabinet material: Confirming the Five Health Targets
10 April 2024 Cabinet and briefing material: Options to repeal amendments to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 and associated regulations
05 April 2024 Briefing material: Public feedback on International Health Regulations 2005
04 April 2024 Cabinet and briefing material: Negotiating Mandate for Amendments to the International Health Regulations 2005 and the Pandemic Treaty
04 April 2024 Cabinet material: Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Waikato
27 February 2024 Cabinet and briefing material: Disestablishment of the Māori Health Authority
20 February 2024 Cabinet material: Allowing sales of cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine
02 February 2024 Advice to the Minister of Health: April 2023
02 February 2024 Advice to the Minister of Health: August 2023
02 February 2024 Advice to the Minister of Health: June 2023
02 February 2024 Advice to the Minister of Health: May 2023
02 February 2024 Cabinet and consultation material: Smokefree environments and the smoked tobacco regulatory regime
01 February 2024 Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Health, November 2023
01 February 2024 Joint Briefing to the Incoming Minister for Mental Health, November 2023
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