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 →

Cast your ballot here!

You may have heard that the next local government election will be held in March 2016 and the months running up to the election can be hectic for records teams. This blog is a follow up to the recent Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) circular reminder about the recordkeeping requirements for Council records. The... Continue Reading →

Tanki-chi anyone?

No, we haven’t started on a new get fit regime. Tanki-chi, which is Japanese for short term value, was the title of our working draft for the new Transitory Records and Short Term Retention and Disposal Schedule (QDAN720v1). QDAN720v1 is a flexible tool enabling agencies to manage and destroy records that are not required to... Continue Reading →

GRDS conversations meet the challenge

Earlier this year we started a conversation with you about the future of the General Retention & Disposal Schedule for Administrative Records (GRDS)^. Looking at the five challenges we presented in our GRDS Renewal discussion paper, we were pleased to note that most of you liked the options presented, plus added a few more. We’ve... Continue Reading →

Simplifying disposal authorisation requirements

Removing barriers and implementing efficient disposal programs is currently the main focus for Government Recordkeeping. Check out our Digitisation Disposal Policy and the Managing public records when decommissioning business systems methodology and toolkit for changes which simplify disposal authorisation requirements. What needed simplifying? We found that the final disposal of public records differed depending on... Continue Reading →

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