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Aug 25, 2021

National Archives of Australia Reforms on the Backburner

The National Archives of Australia may have won funding to cover the backlog of at-risk records in need of digitisation but its greater ambitions to take a more commanding role in preserving and protecting documents across government will have to wait.

In July, the Federal Government granted the National Archives of Australia the $67.7 million recommended by former Finance secretary David Tune to address immediate needs after a vocal campaign from the agency and its supporters.

The government has now released its response to the Tune review, agreeing to or agreeing in principle to all 20 recommendations.

But key proposals will be sent off to a committee or await the justification of a business case.

You can read the full story in an article by Ian Bushnell that has been published in the The Riot Act web site at https://the-riotact.com/key-national-archives-reforms-on-the-backburner/488356.