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.

2022 releases View by year:
Publication date Topic
08 November 2022 Proposed Overseas Travel: Hon Aupito William Sio
21 October 2022 Quarterly Mental Health Report to Cabinet Priorities Committee Quarter 4 2021/22
28 September 2022 Government response to the Report of the Petitions Committee on Petition 2020/133 of Lucy McLean: Increase the psychologist workforce in New Zealand
20 September 2022 Medicines Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction
15 September 2022 Removing barriers to electronic prescribing and improving access to medicines
05 September 2022 New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Alcohol Levy) Order 2022
05 September 2022 New Zealand Public Health And Disability (Health Promotion Agency Levy) Order 2021
05 September 2022 Public consultation on proposals to amend the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016
05 September 2022 The New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Schedule 4B) Order 2021
25 August 2022 Amendments to fees specified in the Medicines Regulations 1984
25 August 2022 Government Response to the Report of the Health Committee on Denise Astill and Sarah Teare Petitions
25 August 2022 Government’s response to the Petitions Committee report on Petition 2020/24 of Paul Jackson on behalf of Alopecia NZ: Improve the wigs and hairpieces subsidy
25 August 2022 Interim review of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 2019
25 August 2022 Medicines Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction
25 August 2022 Medicines Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2021
25 August 2022 Medicines Amendment Regulations 2022
25 August 2022 Proposed amendment to the Medicines Act 1981 – Provisional Approvals
25 August 2022 Proposed Government Response to the Review of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017
25 August 2022 Proposed Overseas Travel World Health Assembly, 20 May – 27 May 2022 Inclusive
19 August 2022 Cabinet Business Committee - Minute of Decision - Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction
19 August 2022 Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction
03 August 2022 Release of draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm
03 August 2022 Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2022/23 to 2024/25
27 July 2022 Release of Final Report: Independent Panel Reviewing Pharmac
13 July 2022 Quarterly Mental Health Report to Cabinet Priorities Committee Quarter 2 &3 2021/22
22 June 2022 Information regarding COVID-19 vaccinated individuals
07 June 2022 Classifying Substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
07 June 2022 Managing and measuring the health and disability system through public reporting
07 June 2022 Misuse of Drugs Order 2022 and Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2022
30 May 2022 Endorsement of Improving Dementia Mate Wareware Services in Aotearoa New Zealand Action Plan
19 May 2022 Decision to proceed with a booster programme for the COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunisation Programme
19 May 2022 Integrating our immunisation approach and providing population protection against vaccine preventable diseases in 2022
17 May 2022 Implementation of COVID-19 Pfizer paediatric vaccine for children
06 May 2022 Misuse of Drugs (DSCSP) Regulations 2022
06 May 2022 Regulations to support a licensing scheme for drug checking
11 April 2022 Expanding Access and Choice of Primary Mental Health and Addiction Support: August 2019 Progress Report
11 April 2022 Improving mental health services for children in Canterbury and Kaikōura
11 April 2022 Mental health and addiction implementation stock-take
05 April 2022 Decision to use the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years
16 March 2022 Release of Interim Report: Independent Panel Reviewing Pharmac
15 March 2022 Health Sector Agreements and Payments Transformation Update
11 March 2022 Quarterly Mental Health Report to Cabinet Priorities Committee: Quarter 1 2021/22
01 March 2022 COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2)
01 March 2022 Requiring High Risk Work in the Health and Disability Sector to be Undertaken by Vaccinated Workers
27 January 2022 Kia Manawanui Aotearoa – Long-term pathway to mental wellbeing
25 January 2022 Discussion document: Transforming our mental health law
10 January 2022 Cabinet material relating to the regulation of the Chinese medicine profession as a health profession under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
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