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Establishment of EXG ReviewsEXG Reviews Information Release

Page updated 21 Apr 2006

Documents released in April 2006 relating to the establishment of the Government's EXG review programme.

The Government has released a number of documents under the Official Information Act that relate to the recently announced expenditure reviews by the Cabinet Committee on Government Expenditure and Administration (EXG).

For background to the expenditure reviews read the media release by Hon Trevor Mallard, Associate Minister of Finance on the Beehive web site: Reviews aimed at further improving public service (23 February 2006).

The released material includes briefing notes and other material prepared by the Treasury for ministers. The Government has also released the  Cabinet Committee paper establishing the expenditure review programme.

Information Withheld

Information has been withheld from some of the documents under sections:

  • 9(2)(b)(i) - to protect trade secrets;
  • 9(2)(f)(iv) - maintain the current constitutional conventions protecting the confidentiality of advice tendered by ministers and officials;
  • 9(2)(g)(i) - maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions;
  • 9(2)(j) - enable the Crown to negotiate without disadvantage or prejudice of the Official Information Act 1982.
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