News: Consultation on draft guideline and disposal authorisation for records relating to the safety and wellbeing of children

Queensland State Archives (QSA) has released draft disposal authorisations and guidance on creating records relating to the safety and wellbeing of children for consultation in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission). Background The Royal Commission recognised that inadequate records and recordkeeping practices ‘contributed to delays in or... Continue Reading →

Lost, very lost or just damaged?

Queensland is a pretty awesome place, but we know the weather can be pretty stormy and sometimes accidents happen. Despite our best efforts and planning, records get damaged and sometimes lost. If it is identified that a record is beyond all hope of salvage, you need to get approval to destroy the record. First off,... Continue Reading →

Annual records round-up – disposal

Judging by the queries we’ve been getting, y’all are doing your end-of-year records round-up and destruction. Hopefully the records are a little easier to manage than a herd of cows, but if you have some strays here’s some tips to help you out and the low-down on where to find all the information you need.... Continue Reading →

Welcome Spring and goodbye QDAN numbers

With spring comes the release of the GRDS and a new approach to disposal authorisation. We are very excited about the benefits and opportunities this new approach will offer: authority to dispose records at the record class level greater consistency and stability – a number that only changes when the class it is linked to... Continue Reading →

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