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(18)4 – Proactive Release of Cabinet Material. In some instances we may include additional information of public interest alongside the Cabinet material.

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

Note: Cabinet material relating to COVID-19 is available on the Unite against COVID-19 website.

Ministerial decision-making documents – by date

Documents are listed by Cabinet decision date. Please note some documents have been redacted in line with the Official Information Act 1982.

2021 releases View by year:
Publication date Topic
27 September 2021 Regulation of information collection from abortion and sterilisation service providers
23 September 2021 Cabinet Paper Amendments to the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992
23 September 2021 Cabinet Paper and Minutes: Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan and first annual update on progress
10 September 2021 Creating a risk responsive border: proposed risk assessment framework for very high risk countries and jurisdictions
16 July 2021 Approval to release discussion document: Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan
14 July 2021 Aide-memoire: COVID-19 Health Information System Improvements (HR20210505)
13 July 2021 Well Child Tamariki Ora - Cabinet papers and minutes
05 July 2021 End of Life Choice Act implementation Cabinet papers and minutes
05 July 2021 Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Amendment Order 2021
09 June 2021 Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Regulations 2019
09 June 2021 Deferral of the expiry of xenotransplantation provisions in the Medicines Act 1981 by Order in Council
09 June 2021 Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill (No 2): Approval for Introduction
09 June 2021 Facilitating drug checking services
09 June 2021 Regulation of Drug Checking Services
27 May 2021 Cabinet paper: New Dunedin Hospital – Final Detailed Business Case
14 May 2021 COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Cabinet Papers and Minutes
12 May 2021 Cabinet Paper Vaping Regulations Consultation
19 March 2021 Cabinet Paper and Minutes: Revision of the notifiable level for lead absorption under the Health Act 1956
24 February 2021 Cabinet Paper and Minutes - Initial Amendments to the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992
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