Proposal to participate in the Counter Terrorism Information Facility in Singapore

Published: 22 May 2023

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents on Cabinet's 16 March 2021 agreement to attach one New Zealand Defence Force analyst to the Counter Terrorism Information Facility (CTIF) in Singapore for a period of fifteen months, from April 2021 to June 2022.

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The pack comprises the following documents:

  • the Cabinet minute: Counter Terrorism Information Facility in Singapore: Proposal to Participate [ERS-21-MIN-0004]
  • the Cabinet paper: Proposal to Participate in the Counter Terrorism Information Facility in Singapore [ERS-21-CAB-0004]

It has been necessary to withhold certain information in accordance with the following provisions of the Official Information Act 1982. Where information is withheld, the relevant sections of the Act are indicated in the body of the document. Where information has been withheld in accordance with section 9(2) of the Act, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it.

Information is withheld where making it available would be likely to prejudice:

  • the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand [section 6(a)]
  • the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on the basis of confidence by the Government of any other country [section 6(b)(i)]
  • the maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation, and detection of offences, and the right to a fair trial [section 6(c)].

Information is also withheld in order to:

  • maintain the constitutional conventions for the time being which protect collective and individual ministerial responsibility [section 9(2)(f)(ii)]
  • protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by ministers and officials [section 9(2)(f)(iv)]
  • maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions by or between or to Ministers of the Crown or members of an organisation or officers and employees of any department or organisation in the course of their duty [section 9(2)(g)(i)]
  • maintain legal professional privilege [section 9(2)(h)].


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