Proactive release of Papers relating to development of the buy-back scheme
On 20 June 2019 the Minister of Police Hon Stuart Nash and the Minister of Finance Hon Grant Robertson announced a compensation scheme for firearms, parts and magazines prohibited by the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Parts and Magazines) Amendment Act 2019.
The following papers include advice on options provided to Ministers and Cabinet on the development of the compensation scheme and show the process of reaching final decisions. The Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Parts and Magazines) Amendment Regulations 2019 set out how the compensation scheme has been implemented.
Key to sections of the Official Information Act 1982 under which information has been withheld.
Certain information in the documents has been withheld under one or more of the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982:
- Information is withheld under section 6(b) where making it available would be likely to prejudice the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on a basis of confidence by any other country.
- Information is withheld under section 6(c) where making it available would be likely to prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation, and detection of offences, and the right to a fair trial.
- Information is withheld under section 9(2)(a) to protect the privacy of natural persons.
- Information is withheld under section 9(2)(b)(ii) where making it available would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied or who is the subject of the information.
- Information is withheld under section 9(2)(f)(iv) in order to maintain the constitutional conventions for the time being which protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers of the Crown and officials.
- Information is withheld under section 9(2)(g)(i) in order to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions.
- Information is withheld under section 9(2)(h) in order to maintain legal professional privilege.
Cabinet papers and related documents
- Cabinet paper: Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Regulations 2019 (PDF, 880KB)
- Cabinet Minute CAB-19-MIN-0299 (PDF, 635KB)
- Regulatory Impact Assessment - Implementation of Arms Amnesty - Compensation for individuals and Dealers and Prohibition of certain types of ammunition (PDF, 3.57MB)
Advice to Ministers and related documents
- Firearms buy-back cost estimation (20/03/19) (PDF, 776KB)
- Settings for the proposed buy-back scheme (02/04/19) (PDF, 1.8MB)
- Providing for the buy-back scheme in the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines and Parts) Bill (03/04/19) (PDF, 206KB)
- Proposed provisions for the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill (07/04/19) (PDF, 1.10MB)
- Buy-back information on decisions, timeframes and operational processes (09/04/19) (PDF, 642KB)
- Amnesty and buy-back implementation (26/04/19) (PDF, 1.37MB)
- Buy-back and amnesty implementation update (09/05/19) (PDF, 1.07MB)
- Provisional advice on compensation for dealers (15/05/2019) (PDF, 909KB)
- Draft timelines for the buy-back regulations and Bill 2 (22/05/2019) (PDF, 333KB)
- Regulatory settings for the buy-back scheme (27/05/2019) (PDF, 2.83MB)
- KPMG Report: Firearms Buy-Back Pricing (June 2019) (PDF, 3.39MB)
- Buy-back commencement & firearms announcements (06/06/2019) (PDF, 710KB)
- Points for discussion with the Minister of Finance (10/06/2019) (PDF, 261B)
- Providing modification of prohibited firearms as an option (11/06/2019) (PDF, 761KB)
- Talking points for firearms buy-back oral item (02/10/2019) (PDF, 980KB)