Kōrero: Cabinet government

Secret cabinet agenda

Secret cabinet agenda

In keeping with the convention of confidentiality which governs all cabinet discussions, this apparently innocuous cabinet agenda for one of the first meetings of a new National cabinet, on 22 December 1949, is marked 'secret'. Confidentiality allows ministers to speak freely and engage in robust debate until they reach a decision on a matter. It is one of the cornerstones of cabinet collective responsibility.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAFD 807 Box 2 item d record CM (1949) 4

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Chris Eichbaum, 'Cabinet government - Collective responsibility', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/34357/secret-cabinet-agenda (accessed 29 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Chris Eichbaum, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012