Cabinet material relating to the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2)
These papers relate to the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2) (the Bill). The Bill amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 to enable the Government to respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19 more quickly and effectively. Please note some information has been withheld from these documents under the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982:
- 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 of the Crown or members of an organisation or officers and employees of any public service agency or organisation in the course of their duty
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- 9(2)(h) – to maintain legal professional privilege.
- COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill - Further Policy Approvals and Approval for Introduction
This paper seeks approval to increase the maximum penalties from the original policy decisions, and seeks approval for the Bill to be introduced to the House.
- Management Of Police Checkpoints During Restricted Movements Under Covid-19 Response
This paper seeks approval for the power to stop vehicles to be extended to certain enforcement officers acting under the supervision of constables. This paper was prepared by New Zealand Police and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
- Proposed COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill
This paper includes the original policy decisions for the Bill, and seeks approval to begin the drafting process.
The following documents are also publicly available for reference: