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Policy Announcement: The National Archives of Australia released on 25 November 2020 takes affect 1 January 2021

Monday 21, Dec 2020

The National Archives of Australia is pleased to advise that our new policy Building trust in the public record: managing information and data for government and community was released on 25 November 2020.

The new policy takes effect from 1 January 2021 and will replace our current Digital Continuity 2020 policy (DC2020) which concludes at the end of this year. The new policy supports a holistic approach to information and asset management. It will continue to improve information management capability within the Australian Government (Cwth) to meet current and future needs for trusted, authentic and reliable records, information and data for government and community.

The National Archives is committed to engaging with agencies, government and industry more broadly to ensure the policy’s successful implementation. A range of supporting advice is available now, with further advice to be provided throughout the policy period to help Australian Government agencies implement the policy.

The National Archives appreciates the contribution of RIMPA and its members to the development of the policy and to furthering this engagement as the policy is implemented from 2021. In particular, we look forward to working with you in the planning and delivery of a policy launch event in May 2021 to coincide with Information Awareness Month.

If you have any queries about the policy or if you work in an Australian Government (Cwth) agency and would like assistance planning for its implementation, please email National Archives at

This is directly related to Australian Commonwealth Government entities but feedback is welcome from all members

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