Speeches

As leaders in the archival community, our executive and staff are often called on to present at industry conferences.

Our minister also attends and speaks at official events.

To read transcripts or see video of these speeches, click the relevant link below.

Speech transcripts

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee: Inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy

Opening statement by National Archives' Director-General David Fricker

Location: Parliament House, ACT

Date: 13 November 2020

Opening of the National Archives' Preservation Facility: Director General

Speech by National Archives' Director-General David Fricker at the opening of the National Archives Preservation Facility.

Location: Mitchell, ACT

Date: 9 June 2017

Opening of the National Archives' Preservation Facility: Attorney General

Speech by Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General at the opening of the National Archives Preservation Facility.

Location: Mitchell, ACT

Date: 9 June 2017

Visit of the King and Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Welcome speech by National Archives' Director-General David Fricker.

Location: National Archives of Australia, Parkes, ACT

Date: 2 November 2016

Presentations

Archives – Facilitating Enterprise Innovation and Growth

Paper presented by National Archives' Director-General David Fricker at the International Conference on Business Archives.

Location: Hosted by the State Archives Administration of China, Bank of China Building, Beijing, China

Date: 16-17 May, 2018

Government Information as Public Information: Connecting people and government for just and correct outcomes

Paper presented by National Archives' Director-General David Fricker at the Australian Institute of Administrative Law National Administrative Law Conference.

Location: Realm Hotel, Canberra

Date: 21 July 2017

Government Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age - Managing our National Information Assets

Speech by National Archives' Director-General David Fricker as part of the Senate's 2017 Occasional Lecture Series.

Location: Parliament House, Canberra

Date: 28 April 2017

Contact information

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Email: media@naa.gov.au

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