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 website
What we keep: Principles for the selection of the Australian Government's national archives
Digital Excellence Awards
Survey: Digitisation Products and Services
Archives eLearning modules
The three modules of ICA-Req are now available:
Information: the Currency of the Digital Economy conference
Records disposal freezes and retention notices
Managing information and records in network drives