The Official Information Act (OIA) allows New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, or anyone in New Zealand, to request official information from the government. For areas where there is a high degree of public interest, we may choose to publish OIA responses or other information proactively.

All government agencies are being encouraged to proactively release official information to the public. We have started the process by releasing the titles of aide memoires and reports that have been provided to our Minister for the previous month. This is part of our journey to be more open and transparent with the public of New Zealand.

Titles of briefings, reports and aide-memoire sent to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety

Previous proactive releases

Proactive release  Health and Safety Representative transition training

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Briefing paper – WorkSafe's involvement and responsibilities in relation to Pike River mine site (PDF 4.2 MB)

Briefing paper to Minister Lees-Galloway summarising WorkSafe’s involvement and responsibilities in relation to the Pike River mine site (3 November 2017).

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Proactive release – SSC Inquiry into the use of external security consultants. (PDF 72 KB)

Reports and advice regarding the exemption application for the Pike River Recovery Agency can be found on the exemption page