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Cabinet papers

Cabinet papers related to Statistics New Zealand's areas of responsibility, and which have been approved for release, are provided here.

Adoption of the International Open Data Charter (published September 2017)
This paper proposed that New Zealand adopt the International Open Data Charter. Adopting the charter signals the government’s continued commitment to increasing access to the data held on behalf of citizens, while ensuring privacy is maintained. The charter reinforces and clarifies expectations on government agencies to proactively release high value open government data.

Census transformation progress update: Releasing the potential of government data (published June 2017)
This paper provides a progress update on transforming the New Zealand census to a model primarily based on administrative data. It highlights progress on improving the quality of key administrative data across government and identifies what is required to further progress this work. In addition, this paper provides an update on developing required statistical modelling, exploring new data sources, confirming key customer needs, and further understanding the risks and costs of census transformation.

Census transformation – A promising future (published June 2017)
This paper presents our progress on investigating options for transforming the New Zealand census, beyond the modernised 2018 Census. It recommends that Stats NZ be directed to actively work towards a future census based primarily on government administrative data, supported by redevelopment of its household surveys.

Government response to the recommendations of the New Zealand Data Futures Forum (published July 2015)
This paper was prepared by Statistics NZ, in partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs, Land Information NZ, the Ministry of Justice, and the Treasury.

A New Zealand Data Futures Partnership (published December 2015)
This paper was prepared by Statistics NZ in close consultation with the Treasury, the Ministry of Justice, the Department of Internal Affairs, and Land Information New Zealand.

Appointment of the New Zealand Data Futures Partnership Working Group (published December 2015)
This paper sought Cabinet approval for appointing the members of the Working Group. It was prepared by Statistics NZ, signed by the Ministers of Finance and Statistics and considered by the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee.

Page updated 22 September 2017

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