Joint Briefing to the Incoming Minister for Mental Health 2023

Published online: 
01 February 2024


Following the 2023 general election, the Ministry of Health | Manatū Hauora, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, and the Māori Health Authority | Te Aka Whai Ora together produced a Joint Briefing to the Incoming Minister for Mental Health.

The briefing sets out, at a high level, Coalition Government priorities, opportunities and key decisions, with a particular focus mental health and addiction in Aotearoa New Zealand and mechanisms to influence the mental health and addiction system.

Some information has been withheld, in line with the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982.

  • Section 9(2)(f)(iv) to maintain the constitutional conventions that protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers and officials.
  • Section 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.
  • Section 9(2)(j) to enable a Minister of the Crown or any public service agency or organisation holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    01 February 2024
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health, Health New Zealand, Māori Health Authority. 2023. Joint Briefing to the Incoming Minister for Mental Health. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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