Ministerial Overseas Travel 04-12-2023 to 06-12-2023

Published: 13 Mar 2024

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides the Cabinet proposal and report back on Hon Judith Collins’ travel to Noumea, New Caledonia to attend the South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting.

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The pack comprises the following documents:

  • the December 2023 Cabinet paper and associated minute of decision Proposed Overseas Travel: Hon Judith Collins KC [CAB-23-SUB-0475 and CAB-23-MIN-0475]
  • the January 2024 Cabinet paper and associated minute of decision Report on Overseas Travel: Hon Judith Collins KC - December 2023 [CAB-24-SUB-0006 and CAB-24-MIN-0006]

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