Cabinet agenda for the First 100 Days

Jem Traylen made this Official Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Jem Traylen

Tena koutou e te rangatira

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Please provide a copy of all agenda for Cabinet meetings from the first 100 Days of the Ardern Ministry.

Nga mihi,

Jem Traylen
PolicyWorks NZ
Wellington

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From: Jem Traylen

Tena koe Anna [DPMC],

This is a gentle reminder of your obligations under the OIA and State Sector Code of Conduct to respond to this request at the earliest possible moment.

Please provide me with an update on this request - I assume given previous related correspondence involving Mr Boshier that it's a reasonably straightforward matter?

Please let me know if I can tautoko/assist in any way.

Nga mihi and kind regards

Mx Jemima C. Traylen
PolicyWorks NZ
Wellington

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From: Louise Beard [DPMC]
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Dear Mx Traylen

 

In response to your request for information, I attach a letter from Rachel
Hayward on behalf of the Secretary of the Cabinet.

 

 

Regards

 

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01CED718.F89D2C00 Louise Beard

  Executive Assistant to the
Secretary of the Cabinet and
Clerk of the Executive
Council

Cabinet Office, Executive
Wing,

Parliament Buildings,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand

 

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From: Jem Traylen

Dear Louise Beard [DPMC],

I refer you to the recent final opinion of the Chief Ombudsman on your refusal to release the agenda from the first Cabinet meeting of the Ardern Ministry.

Mr Boshier was of the opinion that your interpretation was incorrect as, among other things, it amounted to a "blanket refusal" and in any case public interest in Cabinet meetings is likely to override any reason to withhold.

Your office therefore agreed to release the requested Cabinet agenda, which after several weeks of "administrative oversight" and further inquiry by myself you finally transmitted to me.

Given the above, please explain how this latest decision does not amount to yet another blanket refusal and how the level of public interest does not override any reason you may Cote for withholding?

Nga mihi

Mx Jemima C. Traylen
PolicyWorks NZ
Wellington

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