Records relating to the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory

The National Archives has issued a notice to relevant Commonwealth agencies requiring the retention of records related to the terms of reference of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. This notice will be in force until further notice by the National Archives.

The notice suspends the National Archives permission to destroy any relevant records. Relevant records and any associated drafts and working papers cannot be destroyed using any agency-specific or general records authorities or through a normal administrative practice (NAP).

Relevant agencies include:

  • Anindilyakwa Land Council
  • Attorney-General's Department
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Central Land Council
  • Northern Land Council
  • Tiwi Land Council

Other agencies who think they may hold records covered by the retention notice should contact the Archives for more information.

Further information is contained in the Records Retention Notice (pdf, 86kB).