National Security Long-term Insights Briefing

Closed 18 Nov 2021

Opened 21 Oct 2021

Overview

Public consultation is now open on the National Security Long-term Insights Briefing topic.

We want to hear your views on the proposed topic:

Engaging an increasingly diverse Aotearoa New Zealand on national security risks, challenges and opportunities.

Conversations about national security matter. National Security is of growing importance for all New Zealanders. National security events affect not only those directly involved, but our wider sense of safety and security.

Our communities have experienced significant harm from violent extremism, the damaging impact of cyber-attacks on our business, banking and health sectors, the ongoing danger from organised criminals, and the impacts of mis- and dis-information. These affect not only those directly involved, but our wider sense of safety and security.

Governments have a responsibility to understand national security risks and opportunities, and to be open and transparent about these as they evolve. For this briefing, we are focussing on threat-based national security risks, which can include:

  • Security of New Zealand’s borders and marine environment.
  • Terrorism and violent extremism.
  • Defence and protection against foreign interference by other countries (for example interference in general elections) and hostile state activity.
  • Cyber threats, online harms and disinformation.
  • Trans-national, and serious organised crime (including the illegal movement of money, goods and people).
  • Emerging technology issues (for example, artificial intelligence).
  • International relationships and institutions (for example, stability in the Indo-Pacific).

The National Security Long-term Insights Briefing to be released in mid-2022 is an opportunity to help New Zealanders understand the national security risks and opportunities the country may face in the future, and for government to explore the implications of these, including how we can better engage a diversifying public.

It is also an opportunity to hear from communities about the emerging challenges they see, and explore the practical contributions they can make to national security.

What is a Long-term Insights Briefing?

Long-term Insights Briefings are a new way for government to identify and explore issues that matter for the future wellbeing of the people of New Zealand. Each Government agency is required to develop a Long-term Insights Briefings at least once every three years.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade  are working together with other Security and Intelligence Board agencies, to develop a Long-term Insights Briefing that focusses on national security. Our proposed topic is: ‘Engaging an increasingly diverse Aotearoa New Zealand on national security risks, challenges and opportunities’.

For more information, please visit the Te Kawa Mataaho | Public Service Commission website.

Public consultation is now open

We want to hear from you on how we can engage with Aotearoa’s diverse communities on national security risks, challenges and opportunities.

The first phase of consultation for the LTIB is now open. Public feedback now will help shape the topic and questions covered in the final report.

Please read the National Security Long-term Insights Briefing Consultation document for further information. You can find translations of the document below.

To respond please either:

  • Complete the online survey (link below)
  • Email:NationalSecurity.LTIB@dpmc.govt.nz with your response to the consultation questions (found within the consultation document); or
  • Write a response and mail it to:

National Security Long-Term Insights Briefing,
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,
Level 8, Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings,
Wellington 6160.

If you have any questions or wish to participate in future engagements as the LTIB is developed (for example through virtual or face-to-face discussions), please email NationalSecurity.LTIB@dpmc.govt.nz.

There will be an opportunity to see the draft LTIB during a second round of public consultation in the first quarter of 2022.

Privacy disclaimer:

We will bring together and publish a summary of the feedback provided in this survey. While we collect submitters’ names and contact information, please note that personal contact details will not be shared or published. All responses provided (other than submitters' names and contact information) may be released under the Official Information Act 1982. If you do not want your response to be published, please note this in your submission together with a reason why your submission should be withheld from publication.

More information about privacy can be found here.