Working Groups

CAARA has several working groups which are formed periodically to deal with issues of importance to all members. Current working groups are:

Australasian Digital Recordkeeping Initiative (ADRI)

The primary objective of the Australasian Digital Recordkeeping Initiative (ADRI) is to pool resources and expertise to find better ways to ensure that digital records are preserved and made accessible for the future. ADRI focuses attention on the importance of archival institutions and government agencies working together to preserve digital records.

Royal Commission Working Group

The CAARA Royal Commission Working Group was established in October 2014 in order to work through the issues and complexities in relation to records of the joint Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and to obtain CAARA member consensus on the custody and disposal of, and access to, these records.

National Bodies Working Group

The National Bodies Working Group was established in 2008 to deal with the creation of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a national body required to operate in accordance with legislation from 8 different states and territories. The role of the Working Group was later broadened to focus on all national government bodies established to operate across different jurisdictions.