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The Cabinet office manual

The Cabinet office manual (later the Cabinet manual) was first published in 1979. It describes cabinet procedures and is regarded as the authoritative guide to decision-making for ministers and their staff, and for government departments. As the foreword to the 1979 edition suggests, such a guide had first been suggested by National Prime Minister Sidney Holland nearly 30 years earlier.

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Reference: AAFD W4198 7581 Box 109 record 15/2 part 1

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Chris Eichbaum, 'Cabinet government - Cabinet procedure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/34352/the-cabinet-office-manual (accessed 23 November 2019)

Story by Chris Eichbaum, published 20 Jun 2012