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Each year, the Cabinet considers issues and makes decisions which shape our nation. Few Commonwealth records cover such a broad sweep of Australian history or touch the lives of so many Australians as those of the Cabinet. For example, Cabinet decisions include:
- Australia's involvement in war
- Migration and Indigenous affairs
- Sports funding
- Environmental issues, such as whaling, national parks and building dams
In 2019, records created by the Howard Cabinet in 1996 and 1997 enter the open access period.
The Cabinet records from those years will be prepared for access on 1 January 2019 and we are asking the public to help us select records from the period to examine and make available online.