Structure, organisations and key people
The National Archives of Australia is a budget-funded Executive agency. The Archives' functions are prescribed under the Archives Act 1983. The Archives plays the leading role in the management of Commonwealth records; makes available to the public non-exempt Commonwealth records over 30 years old; encourages and facilitates the use of the archival resources of the Australian Government; and provides leadership in developing and coordinating the preservation and use of the archival resources of Australia. The Archives meets its responsibilities under the Archives Act by developing policy and providing advice to the Australian Government and its agencies on the management, preservation and disposal of Commonwealth records.
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