Advisory Council

Image of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council 2013

From left (back row), Prof Mick Dodson AM, Prof John Williams, Mr David Irvine AO, Dr Phil Robertson, FTSE.
From left (front row), Dr Mickey Dewar, Ms Helen Williams AO (Deputy Chair), The Hon Dr John Bannon AO, FASSA (Chair), Mrs Jane Prentice MP, Director-General, David Fricker, Professor Bruce Scates
Absent, Senator the Hon John Faulkner

The National Archives of Australia Advisory Council is established under the Archives Act 1983 (subsection 10-1). Its role is to advise the Minister and the Director-General on matters relevant to the Archives’ functions.

The Minister or the Director-General may refer such matters to the Council for advice, or the Council may offer advice of its own accord.

The Council has up to 13 members, including a Senator chosen by the Senate, a member of the House of Representatives chosen by the House, and 11 other members appointed by the Minister.

Membership

Current members of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council are:

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