On 23 February 2022, members of the Combined Space Operations international forum released their Vision 2031 Statement which highlights the shared commitment of all partners to responsible behaviours in space and promoting the international rules-based order.Read more
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This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s August 2021 decisions for the NZDF to assist international efforts to extract nationals and approved Afghan citizens.Read more
Defence Assessment 2021: he moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka / a rough sea can still be navigated was released on 8 December 2021 by the Secretary of Defence alongside the Minister of Defence. The document provides a comprehensive review of the challenges to New Zealand’s strategic defence interests, as well as defence officials’ advice to Government on changing New Zealand’s defence policy settings.Read more
The Principles for Defence were released on 8 December 2021 by the Minister of Defence alongside the Secretary of Defence.
The four new Principles for Defence reinforce the diversity and values of New Zealand’s defence agencies.Read more
The Ministerial Priorities for Defence were released on 8 December 2021 by the Minister of Defence alongside the Secretary of Defence.Read more
Terms of Reference for the Senior Officials Steering Group for the Establishment of an Independent Inspector-General of Defence
This publication provides the Terms of Reference for the Senior Officials Steering Group. The Group was established to provide independent perspectives and cross-agency input into the policy development process, led by the Ministry of Defence, to establish the Inspector-General of Defence. Its Terms Of Reference details its role, membership and governance.Read more
Progress Update on the Establishment of an independent Inspector-General of Defence - Cabinet Documents
This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s January/February 2021 decision regarding the Inspector-General of Defence proposals.Read more
This Interim Regulatory Impact Statement was provided to Cabinet to support their November 2021 decisions on the Inspector-General of Defence proposals.Read more
Proposals for Establishing an Independent Inspector-General of Defence in New Zealand - Consultation Document
This consultation document was provided to stakeholders as part of the targeted consultation process for the Inspector-General of Defence proposals.Read more