Disclosure Statements for Government Legislation: Technical Guide for Departments
Published 1 Jul 2013
Page updated 4 Dec 2013
This guidance sets out Cabinet's disclosure requirements for government legislation. It provides advice on when disclosure is required, and on how to interpret and respond to each matter for which a disclosure is required.
The guidance supports and supplements the information provided in Cabinet Office Circular CO (13) 3: Disclosure Requirements for Government Legislation (DPMC website).
A Quick Guide to the disclosure requirements is also available.
Three templates are available for completing disclosure statements:
- Disclosure Statement Template for a Government Bill
- Full Disclosure Statement Template for Amendments to a Bill
- Short-Form Disclosure Statement Template for Amendments to a Bill.
- Published reviews or evaluations
- Relevant international agreements
- Regulatory impact analysis
- Extent of impact analysis available
- Consistency with New Zealand's international obligations
- Consistency with the government's Treaty of Waitangi obligations
- Consistency with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
- Offences, penalties and court jurisdictions
- Privacy issues
- External consultation
- Other testing of proposals
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Disclosure Statement Template for a Government Bill
|dsgl-dst-govtbill-v3.docx (57 KB)|
Full Disclosure Statement Template for Amendments to a Bill
|dsgl-fdst-amendbill-v3.docx (60 KB)|
Short-Form Disclosure Statement Template for Amendments to a Bill
|dsgl-sdst-amendbill-v3.docx (43 KB)|
Quick Guide to Disclosure Statements for Bills and SOPs
|dsgl-billsops-quick.pdf (35 KB) pp. 12|