June 11, 2019

The recent AFP raids at the ABC may also have a relation to recordkeeping and the Archives act. One reporter noted "In fact, the warrant even gave the AFP the power to delete ABC documents if they so chose. Or to add to them. Or to alter them."


August 3, 2018


November 1, 2015


Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is considering “cloud” passports, which she assures us would be “grounded in absolute security”. 




It’s a great idea – I thought I‘d lost m...

December 29, 2014

The festive season has given me a chance to catch up on Serial (http://serialpodcast.org/), the hit podcast produced by This American Life.  Some of us may be concerned about privacy and the “Big Brother” syndrome, particularly given the recent amendments to the Teleco...

September 1, 2014



The findings of the royal commission into the former Labor government's home insulation program have been released. http://www.homeinsulationroyalcommission.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx


Section 14.16 Australian Government document management covers a number of recordkee...

July 22, 2014

As the ‘big data’ phenomenon is upon us, I thought it timely to consider what people actually mean when they talk about ‘big data’.  Is it simply lots of information?  The answer much like the phenomenon was complex and difficult to determine.  It appears there is no f...

February 20, 2014

Just when you thought that paper was making its way to the museum of obsolete objects, somebody decided to clear out the basement!

Perhaps the basement once provided a cheap, quick and easy storage solution…’out of sight, out of mind’; although with many agencies facing...

July 18, 2013

I love an analogy; particularly when it relates to pop culture icons such as James Bond.  Jeffrey Lewis, Records Analyst at Zimmerman Associates Incorporated, blogs that “with managing electronic records RIM is James Bond and IT is Q” because IT provides the tools and...

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