28 April 2022
Chuck Schooner [FYI request #19070 email]
Dear Chuck Schooner Official Information Act request relating to policies aligning NZ with global treaties
Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) request received on 6 April 2022.
“All Labour enacted policy since the beginning of their term that aligns with a global
treaty, contract or something of that description
All proposed law or laws under consultation that aligns with a global treaty, contract or
something of that description
Please provide in the following format Law Under Consultation/Proposed or Enacted -
Global Treaty or Contract Aligned Too - Clauses or Obligations under Treaty
In preparing a response to your request, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
(DPMC) consulted with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). MFAT advised that
New Zealand’s international treaties can be viewed on the New Zealand Treaties Online
(NZTO) website (treaties.mfat.govt.nz).
Each agency is the lead on the treaties that they administer. There is the ability to search the
above website for treaties based on the ‘NZ Adherence Status’ and conclusion dates. Once
you have identified the treaty you want to know more about you can select it and the website
will provide relevant information such as:
the responsible agency,
adherence status, and
If you would like further information on any of treaties listed on the NZTO website, you will
need to approach the agency responsible for the treaty. Accordingly, I am refusing your
request under section 18(g) of the Act, as the information is not held by DPMC.
You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to investigate and review my decision under
section 28(3) of the Act.
Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand 6011
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We do not intend to publish this response on the Department of the Prime Minister and
Clare Ward Executive Director
Strategy, Governance and Engagement