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Australian Government’s Response to the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia

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The Australian Government has agreed to all 20 recommendations of the Tune Review, in full or in principle.

Functions of the National Archives of Australia

The Archives Act 1983 provides for the preservation of the archival resources of the Commonwealth. It creates an access regime whereby the public generally has the right of access to Commonwealth records that are in the open access period.

It also establishes the National Archives of Australia with particular functions. These include:

  • identifying the archival resources of the Commonwealth
  • preserving and making publicly available the archival resources of the Commonwealth
  • overseeing Commonwealth record-keeping, by determining standards and providing advice to Commonwealth institutions.

Find out more about the National Archives of Australia.

Functional and Efficiency Review – the Tune Review

The Attorney-General commissioned the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives to ensure the National Archives can undertake its important role to protect, preserve and use Commonwealth information in the digital age.

David Tune AO PSM undertook the review, which is also known as the Tune Review.

Read a copy of the Tune Review