On this page, you will find information about the decision to establish the Ministry for Ethnic Communities. These documents contain detailed information about the communities we consulted in regard to the new Ministry’s priorities and its intended functions.  

You can also find the papers the Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities took to Cabinet discussing the establishment and functions of the new Ministry.  

A small amount of information has been redacted from the documents on this page in line with the following sections of the Official Information Act:

  • Section 9(2)(a), to protect the privacy of natural persons
  • Section 9(2)(g)(i), to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions by, between or to Ministers of the Crown and officials.

The documents below are available in PDF format.

Cabinet papers and minutes

2 June 2021 Cabinet paper and minute - Role, mandate and initial priorities for the Ministry for Ethnic Communities [PDF, 8.8 MB]

2 December 2020 Cabinet paper and minute - Upgrading the office of Ethnic Communities to the Ministry for Ethnic Communities [PDF, 546 KB]

Briefings and aide memoires to the Ministry for Diversity, inclusion and Ethnic Communities

March - May 2021 Briefing material related to the establishment of the Ministry for Ethnic Communities [PDF, 9.9 MB]

November 2020 - February 2021 Briefing material related to the establishment of the Ministry for Ethnic Communities [PDF, 6.7 MB]

Background information on external sites

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