This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Inquiry’s proceedings but does not constitute the official record. The full Minute is available at the link below.
The Inquiry will submit its final report to the Attorney-General, Hon David Parker, on 17 July 2020. The Inquiry has no authority to release its report to anyone other than the Attorney-General.
The Inquiry is grateful to the core participants, Crown Agencies and others involved who have contributed to its work.
This Minute sets out the final orders of the Inquiry relating to protection of information regarding the Inquiry’s draft report, interviewees, vulnerable witnesses including Afghan villagers, the Inquiry’s internal deliberations, and classified and confidential material. These orders are necessary to protect personal or private information, confidentiality, and to protect New Zealand’s security interests. The Inquiry made a number of interim and final orders under s 15 of the Inquiries Act during the course of its work. Those orders that are not already spent continue in effect.
This Minute was reissued on 17 July.