Monday, June 14, 2010

Access to Australian archives after 20 years

The new Freedom of Information reforms passed in Parliament on 13 May mean the open access period for most National Archives records will be reduced to 20 years, instead of the current 30 years. The earlier open access periods will be phased in over 10 years, from 1 January 2011. You’ll find further information on the new legislation in Director-General Ross Gibbs’ online column.