Cabinet Paper: Establishing an independent Inspector-General of Defence – Policy Proposals

Published: 07 Jun 2022

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides information on Cabinet’s May 2022 decisions on the proposals to establish the Inspector-General of Defence.

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The pack comprises:

  • the Cabinet minute of decisions: Establishing an Inspector-General of Defence: Policy Proposals [GOV-22-MIN-0009].

  • the Cabinet paper: Establishing an Inspector-General of Defence: Approval to draft a bill [GOV-22-SUB-0009].

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