118 inquiries and counting

: The Government benches in Parliament

The Government has now set up 118 inquiries or reviews. Many are routine studies that any Government would have launched --- but some like Tax Working Group, the Health Review or the Welfare Review have the potential to make substantial changes to the way New Zealand works. It is the number and scope of the reviews that make them so extraordinary.

The full list (provided by the Opposition research unit):

Name Portfolio
Investigation in Waikato DHB CEO Nigel Murray State Services
Govt reviews six contracts for new charter schools Education
Govt review to look at how to control prison population Corrections
Youth Advisory Group Education
Review of Christchurch Regeneration Anchor projects Greater Christchurch Regeneration
Tax Working Group Finance
Housing Stocktake Report Housing and Urban Development
Ministerial Advisory Group established for Health Health
Investigation into NZDF water contamination Environment
Irrigation funding review Agriculture
KiwiFund Bill Finance
Inquiry into fuel pipe outage Energy and Resources
NCEA Review Education
Digital Economy and Inclusion Group Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
Independent Climate Commission Climate Change
Kauri dieback programme review Biosecurity
Independent Expert Advisory Panel Review of the Reserve Bank Finance
Chief Technology Officer Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act review Commerce
Local Government funding inquiry Local Government
Primary Growth Partnership review Agriculture
Waste Minimisation Act review Environment (Associate)
Mental Health inquiry Internal Affairs
Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles Reconvened Workplace Relations
Film Industry Working Group Workplace Relations
Pike River Recovery Agency Pike River
Institute of Small Business Small Business
Royal Commission of Inquiry into historical abuse in state care Internal Affairs
NZ foreign aid spending review Foreign Affairs
Auckland Housing Working Group Housing and Urban Development
National Bowel Screening Programme Health
Dairy Industry Restructuring Act review Agriculture
Abortion law reform Justice
Whistleblowing law review State Services
Human Rights Commission culture review Justice
Review of Tomorrow's Schools Education
World Digital Rights Working Group Government Digital Services
Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy working group Regional Economic Development
Public Media Advisory Group Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
Public Media Funding Commission Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
EQC Independent Ministerial Advisor EQC
Investigation into boosting trans-Tasman business and exports Foreign Affairs
Review into how Australia and New Zealand can work together digitally Foreign Affairs
Bid to host International Working Group on Women in Sport Sport and Recreation
Charities Act review Community and Voluntary Sector
Insurance law review Commerce
Freedom Camping Working Group Tourism
Provincial Growth Fund Panel Regional Economic Development
Tobacco tax review Health
Broader Digital Economy and Inclusion Group Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
Legal Aid review Justice
Future Technology Leadership Group Transport
Crown/Māori Relations hui Crown Maori Relations
Residential Tenancies Act review Housing and Urban Development
Dolphin Threat Management Plan review Conservation
EQC inquiry EQC
Defence Capability Plan review Defence
NZ Business Performance Panel Small Business
Monetary Policy Decisions Committee Finance
Criminal Cases Review Commission Justice
Local Government Road Safety Summit Transport (Associate)
Vehicle recall monitoring group Commerce
Early Learning Strategic Plan Ministerial Advisory Group Education
Early Learning Strategic Plan Reference Group Education
Future of Work Ministerial Group Workplace Relations
Whānau Ora Review Panel Whanau Ora
Family justice systems reform independent panel Justice
Inquiry into Operation Burnham Internal Affairs
NZ Racing review Racing
Refresh of the Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
Progressive and inclusive Trade for All Agenda Trade and Export Growth
Independent panel on nurses pay Workplace Relations
IGIS Reference Group Security and Intelligence
Interim Climate Change Committee Climate Change
Power price review Energy and Resources
Criminal Justice Summit Justice
Internal review into Renew Energy waste-to-energy scheme Regional Economic Development
Review of the Funded Family Care policy Health
New infrastructure agency Infrastructure
Review of culture at MSD Social Development
Primary Sector Council Agriculture
Review of Malborough schools co-location Education
Review of entrepreneur work visas Immigration
Water review Internal Affairs
AI action plan Government Digital Services
Three-way forum on Future of Work Finance
Wider review of the RMA Environment
Education Summit Advisory Group Education
Education sector group taskforce Education
Consulting on Govt approach to social investment Social Development
Stocktake of ethnic diversity on public sector boards Ethnic Affairs
MPI "reorganisation" Agriculture
Review into ITP sector Tertiary Education
Review of Working for Families Social Development
Investigation into Filipino builders Workplace Relations
Forestry advisory group Forestry
Animal welfare hui Agriculture (Associate)
Fair-pay working group Workplace Relations
Review of TIF criteria Tourism
Paid Parental Leave review Workplace Relations
Study to measure in-work poverty Social Development
Home-based ECE review Education
RMA oversight unit Environment
Independent Insurance Tribunal EQC
Child Poverty Unit Children
Child Wellbeing Unit Children
Family justice system reforms expert reference group Justice
Independent Fiscal Institution Finance
New central agent to lead national family and sexual violence strategy Justice
High country advisory group Conservation
Review of the Government's use of algorithms Statistics / Government Digital Services
Funding review of risk-index Education
Just Transitions Summit Energy and Resources
Just Transitions Unit Energy and Resources
Secret ACC review ACC
Holidays Act task force Workplace Relations
Welfare Expert Advisory Group Social Development
Review of the health system Health





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