Records management



Developments in Web3 for the creative industries

Web3 is an online ecosystem based on blockchain technologies, involving peer-to-peer transactions and coordination tools. This report examines the what, why, who and where of Web3 for the cultural and creative industries, using examples from visual art, music and games.
Policy report

The future of digital identity in Australia

Digital identity systems provide an opportunity to unlock economic benefits by simplifying and securing user interactions with government and private-sector digital services. However, to realise those benefits, this report makes eight recommendations to balance convenience, privacy and security considerations.

Learning and working in the digital age: advancing opportunities and identifying the risks

The rapid expansion of new technologies into every sector has contributed to the proliferation of alternative models of education, learning and skill signalling in global labour markets. This paper provides a high-level map of the landscape of education and labour market innovations in formal and...

Our way: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols

In 2021, the National Archives of Australia announced new protocols to guide its Indigenous community engagement and records management. These protocols aim to develop a culturally competent organisation that will facilitate trust between the National Archives and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Pre-employment screening: Working With Children Checks and police checks

This resource sheet provides an overview of the types of Working with Children Checks (WWCC) and police checks in Australia, their requirements and state/territory contact information.

Public Record Office Victoria standards framework

This guide outlines the official standards for the efficient management of public records in Victoria.

Implementation of the My Health Record system

My Health Record is an online electronic summary of a person’s health information. The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the My Health Record system under the opt-out model.

Guide to health privacy

This guide has been written to help health services providers — from doctors and private sector hospitals, through to allied health professionals, pharmacists, childcare centres and gyms —understand their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988, and embed good privacy in their practice.

Submission to the Inquiry into a Legislated Spent Convictions Scheme

VACCA's submission directly responds to s3 of the Terms of Reference for this inquiry: in considering the need for and design of a legislated spent convictions scheme, the Committee should have regard to the experience of groups in our community who suffer particular disadvantage due...

Security of patients' hospital data

Victorian health services are increasingly using information and communications technology (ICT) to deliver healthcare, and to capture and store patient information. This audit assessed whether Victorian public health services' ICT security practices effectively protect patient data.

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s administration of the Biometric Identification Services project

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s administration of the Biometric Identification Service project.
Conference paper

Privacy concerns and acceptance of government surveillance in Australia

This research sought to examine the factors influencing public acceptance of government surveillance in Australia.

My Health Record system: final report

The My Health Record (MHR) system is an online folder of summary documents relating to a healthcare recipient's health that can be controlled by the individual. MHR can be used to record information such as allergies, blood test results or medical conditions a person has...
Discussion paper

Information sharing agreement for the supply of registered deaths, name changes, and non-disclosure directions to assist New Zealand Police for law enforcement purposes

New Zealand Police invite the public to provide their views on the proposed agreement being established under section 78AA of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995 and Part 9A of the Privacy Act 1993.

The history of donor conception records in Victoria

This report begins with a brief socio-legal history of donor conception in the State of Victoria. Then, in subsequent chapters based on case studies of the three hospital sites, it traces what information was collected about donors pre-1988, how it was recorded and managed, where...

Review of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s security procedures, practices and culture

This review concluded that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet should strengthen the high-level governance of its protective security responsibilities, and demand a more robust security culture in the organisation.

A guide to government records about Aboriginal people in Victoria

This guide has been made possible through generous funding from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria. It contains comprehensive information about records and record series relating to Victorian Aboriginal people and Aboriginal affairs.

Benefits, costs and risks of business process digitisation programs

These guidelines examine some of the benefits, costs and risks associated with a business process digitisation program and how to mitigate those risks.

Commonwealth government records about the Northern Territory

This guide has been produced to commemorate the centenary of the Commonwealth Government's acquisition of the Northern Territory from South Australia. The guide's prime focus is the Commonwealth's period of administration (often referred to as 'the Commonwealth era'), although it does begin with a chapter...