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CAARA Statement of Intent

Outlining CAARA’s mission, goals, and ongoing work, the Statement of Intent discusses the importance: of documenting our nations’ stories and memories, preserving the memory and securing access, promoting integrity and trust, sharing experience and knowledge, collaborating and building expertise, and creating common understanding.

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Access Principles and Process for Records of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and the National Boards

The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and the Australian National Boards is a collective initiative by all State and Territories in Australia, to ensure national consistency in health practitioner regulation. This access framework provides a set of principles, process for access determinations and rights to access records under a single archival host, Public Record Office Victoria. For further information please contact the CAARA Executive Officer.

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Functional Requirements for Managing Records in Microsoft 365

Public sector agencies are increasingly using Microsoft 365 to create and manage their records. This document provides high level principles and requirements for effective records management within Microsoft 365.

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Maximising Access To Care Leavers’ Records

Providing a person who has experienced out-of-home care with access to records can be critical to building their life story, as the records may offer information about their development, history, context and identity.

This guideline considers practical implementation of The Best Practice Guidelines published by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, showing what success looks like and identifying best practice.

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Child Migrants: Accessing records held by Commonwealth and State Archives

This guide was developed by the Reference and Public Access working group, in response to the Senate Inquiry on Child Migration titled Lost Innocents: Righting the Record. It is intended to help child migrants and their families access records that may relate to their experiences.

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CAARA Statement – General Principles for Government Archives Legislation in Australia and New Zealand 

Government transparency and accountability are profoundly aligned with effective recordkeeping and archival management. To best capture the activities of government, the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities have identified core principles that should be reflected in government archives legislation.

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CAARA Abbreviated Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration

This is an abbreviated version of the International Council on Archives’ Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration which has been developed by the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities. CAARA, and its member institutions, support the themes and commitments enshrined in the Declaration. Member institutions commit to improving services to Indigenous peoples, ensuring practices are inclusive and creating spaces that support ethical and respectful dialogue. These will be achieved through engagement, learning and collaboration.