Defence Priorities 2021

Published: 17 May 2023

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s November 2021 agreement to a series of People, Infrastructure and Pacific priorities for the Defence portfolio. Cabinet also noted refreshed principles for Defence (Angitu, Kotahitanga, Mana and Pono, and Kaitiakitanga).

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The pack comprises the following documents:

  • Priorities for the Defence Portfolio [ERS-21-MIN-0040]

  • Priorities for the Defence Portfolio [ERS-21-SUB-0040].

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  • the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand [section 6(a)]

Information is also withheld in order to:

  • maintain the constitutional conventions for the timing being which protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers of the Crown and officials [section 9(2)(f)(iv)]


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