What types of items are not lodged in CabNet?
There are two types of Cabinet and committee items that are not uploaded into CabNet:
- Highly classified papers – papers classified Confidential or higher (or with certain endorsements) cannot be uploaded into CabNet
- Oral items – items for which there is no accompanying paper
These two types of items may be referenced in CabNet for administrative purposes and for uploading an associated minute (if a minute is required and has a security classification that allows it to be uploaded into CabNet).
Highly classified items and oral items that are listed against meetings in CabNet will have an associated business identifier. The individual business identifier will match the hard copy of the highly classified paper which is distributed manually.
Oral items at Cabinet will not be listed on the Cabinet Agenda prior to the meeting.
Other documentation received by the Cabinet Office
Requests relating to submissions are also not managed within CabNet. Requests for oral items, items direct to Cabinet, Power to Act for a Cabinet committee, and late papers are dealt with by email, by phone, or in person. Refer to these pages for more information about these processes:
The Cabinet Office also receives and generates documents on behalf of the Prime Minister and the Governor-General. The following documents are not uploaded into CabNet:
- New Zealand Honours nomination and supporting material;
- Signature copies of documents approved in Executive Council;
- Appointment documentation approved by the Governor-General;