Thom Report

CAARA welcomes the report on ‘Government Accountability in the Digital Age’, prepared by Dr Vivienne Thom AM.

Dr Thom was commissioned by CAARA in 2018 to undertake an independent review of the extent to which member institutions of CAARA are contributing to proper standards of government records management in the face of rapid technological change across all areas of government service delivery. Dr Thom’s independent findings were informed by a survey of CAARA institutions and stakeholders from each state and national jurisdiction of Australia and New Zealand.

It is acknowledged that the governments of New Zealand and the jurisdictions of Australia have their own regulatory and operational environments. The observations and findings of Dr Thom will provide valuable input for each CAARA institution as it refines its internal operations, public services and advice to government.