Why records matter?
Records are an essential tool of good business and for efficient administration. They provide:
- information for planning and decision-making
- evidence of government accountability
and are often subject to specific legal requirements.
For government agencies, records document what is done and why. They provide evidence of communications, decisions and actions.
In the long term, some of the records your agency makes will be retained as national archives and so become part of Australia's documentary heritage.
What's new on the records management pages
Legislation, policies, standards, advice and your agency's accountability lists whole of government sources that impact on the information and records management responsibilities of most Commonwealth entities.
New advice for Protecting online information and Cloud computing.
Interactive digital information management capability matrix with links to resources is now online.
Is your agency going through Machinery of Government Changes (MoG)? See our advice Transferring records following administrative change.
Managing your agency’s information, records, data or transfer of appropriations during periods of MoG – a series of videos of expert speakers from the APSC, National Archives and the Department of Finance.