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 Unite against COVID-19 website.

Ministerial decision-making documents – by release date

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

2023 releases View by year:
Publication date Topic
08 December 2023 Advice to the Minister of Health: March 2023
07 December 2023 Advice to the Minister of Health: February 2023
31 October 2023 Cabinet material and briefings: Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Alcohol Levy) Order 2023
19 October 2023 Cabinet material and briefings: Minor Amendments to the International Health Regulations 2005: Approval for Binding Action
16 October 2023 Cabinet material: Government Response to the Petition of Sally Walker to Suspend the Implantation of Mesh Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence
16 October 2023 Quarterly Mental Health Report Quarter 4 2022/2023
13 October 2023 Documents related to recommendations on regulation of assisted reproduction
12 October 2023 Cabinet material: Government Response to the Report of the Petitions Committee on the Petition of Eva Chen to allocate sufficient funding and resources to support Asian migrant communities
09 October 2023 Cabinet material and briefings: Establishment of Safe Areas for the second round of applications
22 September 2023 Cabinet and briefing material: First Annual Health Infrastructure Report
20 September 2023 Cabinet material: Update on the implementation of the Government response to the review of Pharmac
08 September 2023 Cabinet material: Community water fluoridation policy decisions
04 September 2023 Cabinet material: Amendments to prescribing regulations for controlled drugs
04 September 2023 Cabinet material: Improving the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme to better support economic and research opportunities
29 August 2023 Cabinet Material: Policy decisions for transforming mental health law
29 August 2023 Cabinet material: Transitioning of labelling requirements for medicines newly scheduled as controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
28 August 2023 Cabinet material and ministerial briefings: Establishment of new safe areas under the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977
28 August 2023 Cabinet material: Achieving Pae Ora Through Primary Care
24 August 2023 Documents related to the rongoā workstream, therapeutic products regulatory regime
24 August 2023 Documents relating to the therapeutic products regulatory regime
17 August 2023 Cabinet material: Decision to Use Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine (Primary Course)
11 August 2023 Cabinet Material: Suicide Prevention Progress Update
10 August 2023 Cabinet and briefing material: Increasing Medical School Enrolments for the 2024 Intake
09 August 2023 Cabinet Material: Nelson Hospital Redevelopment
08 August 2023 Cabinet Material: Pae Ora Health Strategies
31 July 2023 Cabinet material: Quarterly Mental Health Report to Cabinet Priorities Committee Quarter 3 2022/23
21 July 2023 Update on progress on the health system reforms
10 July 2023 Ministerial decisions taken to amend the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016 (the Regulations)
06 June 2023 Paying Family Members for Support Services
16 May 2023 Quarterly Mental Health Report to Cabinet Priorities Committee Quarter 2 2022/23
12 April 2023 Amendments to Misuse of Drugs Regulations
15 March 2023 Establishing Strategic Priorities for Immediate COVID-19 Vaccination and Governance for the Immunisation System
01 February 2023 Investment to Increase Access to Medicines
27 January 2023 Report on Overseas Travel: Hon Aupito William Sio
25 January 2023 Addressing the impacts of pay disparities in the health funded sector
18 January 2023 Report to Cabinet: Associate Minister of Health travel to Singapore and Europe, 9 to 23 October
17 January 2023 Therapeutic Products Bill: Approval for introduction
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