Implementing the actions on this page will help your agency reduce areas of information management inefficiency and risk to ensure public resources are managed effectively. This is a requirement of the Building trust in the public record policy.
We have provided resources to help you meet each of the policy actions.
Actions and resources
Action 14: Transfer ‘retain as national archives’ information assets as soon as practicable, or within 15 years of creation, to the care of the National Archives
This is a mandatory action.
- Records authorities
- Preparing records for transfer
- Transferring information to the National Archives
Action 15: Identify remaining analogue processes and plan for transformation to digital, based on business need
- Business System Assessment Framework (BSAF)
- Capturing information
- Digital Authorisations Framework (DOCX 2.5 MB)
- Digital authorisations and workflows
Action 16: Identify poorly performing legacy systems; address information management requirements when upgrading, migrating and/or decommissioning systems to meet business needs
Action 17: Sentence information assets regularly and promptly destroy information assets of temporary value when no longer needed
- Compliant destruction of Australian Government information
- Examples of network folder structures
- Retaining, managing and disposing of data and datasets
- Sentencing and appraisal. Updated advice released by 1 January 2021.
- Sentencing control record; tool and instructions. New tool will be released by 30 June 2021.
- Sentencing of digital information for different systems. New advice will be released by 30 June 2021.