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Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC)
PACDAC was established by the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act 1987 to:
The Act provides for the Committee to consist of 9 members, one of whom should be the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control as Chair. The other eight are appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for a maximum of three years. Members may from time to time be reappointed for a further term.
The Committee has been meeting in Wellington around three times a year for up to a day, with Disarmament Division (DIS) (formerly ISAC) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade acting as its secretariat. It has been devoting most of its time to the allocation of PADET funds - approximately $140,000 per annum. The Secretary of Internal Affairs is the Trustee for PADET, with officials from the Department of Internal Affairs’ Trusts and Appointments Unit acting as PADET’s secretariat and assisting PACDAC in its consideration of applications. For applications, please use this link to: Department of Internal Affairs website. In order to avoid conflict of interest, PACDAC expects members to declare any interest in specific applications for funds and to stand aside from consideration of such applications. DIS (Disarmament) has also provided the Committee with written and oral briefings on current disarmament and arms control issues.
Members are paid an honorarium of $170 for each day of meeting, plus actual travel expenses incurred.