The latest updates from the Inquiry:
31 July 2020 - The Government has authorised the public release of the report of the Inquiry into Operation Burnham and related matters.
One of the documents cited in the report is an analytical report produced by an aerial imagery and geospatial specialist engaged by the Inquiry. This report by David Napier, Inquiry into Operation Burnham location analysis (14 November 2019) can be found here, as well as the methodology and data sources for the report.
17 July 2020 - Submission of the report, Progress Report No 11 and latest Minute No 23 and Minute No 24
The Inquiry has published its latest Minute, Minute No 23 [PDF, 541 KB], which outlines the final orders of the Inquiry. Progress Report No 11 discusses the submission of the report to the Attorney-General on 17 July 2020 along with the matters outlined in Minute No 23. The Inquiry has also published Minute No 24 which details an amendment to Minute No 23 relating to future Official Information Act requests.
Progress Report No 10 discusses the Inquiry's revised reporting date. As a result of COVID-19, the Inquiry sought, and has been granted, a short extension to its reporting date. The report is now due to be delivered to the Attorney-General by 17 July 2020.
Find Progress Report No 10 here.
The Inquiry has published several more documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. The new documents relate to Operation Burnham and detention and can be found here.
25 March 2020 – Private hearings on Inquiry draft report cancelled
The private hearings on the Inquiry draft report as detailed in Minute No 22 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.
Confidential submissions were due to be heard in person from the core participants and the Crown Law Office (representing affected Crown agencies).
The Inquiry will instead use alternative means of engaging with parties in relation to their submissions if necessary ahead of finalising its report. The report is due to be delivered to the Attorney-General by 29 May 2020.
The Inquiry has published its latest Minute which sets out the Inquiry's revised timeline in relation to submissions and hearings on its draft report and finalisation of the report for presentation to the Attorney-General.
Read Minute No 22 here.
The Inquiry has also published its latest Progress Report which confirms that the final report will be submitted by 29 May 2020 as a result of the Attorney-General agreeing to a further short extension.
Find Progress Report No 9 here.
26 February 2020
19 February 2020
The Inquiry has published an Order for Disclosure of Information [PDF, 93 KB] (24 January 2020) and resulting Statutory Declarations from NZDF, GCSB and NZSIS.
The order can be found here.
13 January 2020 - Latest disclosure of documents
The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. These relate to detention and Operation Burnham. They can also be found here.