Release of Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia

Friday, 12 March 2021

Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker today released the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia, undertaken by Mr David Tune AO, PSM.

The Tune Review was commissioned to ensure the National Archives can continue to undertake its vital role of identifying, preserving and providing access to the most important records of government. The review addresses the challenges and opportunities the agency faces in meeting the rapidly changing expectations of government and the public in the digital age.

David Fricker, Director-General National Archives: 'I welcome the publication of the Tune Review. It provides a sound exposition of the issues affecting the National Archives and its ability to effectively undertake core functions, as we move into the future.

'I would like to thank those who took the time to draft one of the more than 100 submissions to the review. In addition, I would like to extend my gratitude to Mr Tune for providing a comprehensive and strategic assessment of the National Archives, and for his recommendations to strengthen our capacity to preserve the integrity of the government record as we move further into the digital age.'

The 20 recommendations made by the review are now being considered by government.

Further information: Tune Review of the National Archives of Australia |

Available for interview: David Fricker, Director-General National Archives of Australia

Contact information

National Archives of Australia Media Team
Phone: 0417 247 157

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