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Guide to online government requirements and best practices
This document is a working draft intended to gather in one place an overview of all the sets of rules, standards, codes and guides that must and should inform NZ Government web work. It is intended to answer the following questions:
- What do I need to do so that I procure, record and deliver quality government information and services online?
- What are the minimum standards and legal requirements around procurement, security, privacy, usability, accessibility, etc. where the online delivery of government information and services is concerned?
- What conventions and common practices (e.g. style guides, name and address conventions, data structures, etc.) do we share across government to make our delivery of government online information and services more consistent and coherent?
Standards and rules
Web design and development
- Government Rules of Sourcing—in particular Rule 58
- How All-of-Government contracts and syndicated buying agreeements work
.govt.nz domain names
Legislation and policy
Compliance with these policies and legislation occurs and is measured through the application of the related standards and formal rulesets listed in the Standards and rules section.