Advice to the Minister of Health: May 2023

We proactively release advice that the Minister of Health has received from the Ministry of Health as part of our commitment to openness and transparency.

Publication Date: 
02 February 2024

In addition to the briefings published below, we also publish additional information alongside Cabinet material, including briefings to Ministers. These can be found here.

Some parts of 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.

Key redaction codes:

  • S 9(2)(a) to protect the privacy of natural persons.
  • S 9(2)(g)(i) to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions by or between or to Ministers and officers and employees of any public service agency.
  • S 6(a) as its release would likely prejudice the international relations of the Government of New Zealand.
  • S 9(2)(b)(ii) where its release would likely unreasonably prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied the information.
  • 9(2)(c) to avoid prejudice to measures to protect the health or safety of the public.
  • S 9(2)(h) to maintain legal professional privilege.
  • S 9(2)(j) to enable a Minister or any public service agency to carry on negotiations without prejudice or disadvantage (including commercial and industrial negotiations).
  • S 9(2)(f)(iv) to maintain the constitutional conventions that protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers and officials.

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