National Archives of Australia
Established under the Archives Act 1983, the National Archives reports to its Minister, the Attorney-General. Like all government agencies, it is accountable to the Australian Parliament. The National Archives of Australia Advisory Council provides advice to the Minister responsible for the Archives and the Director-General.
Under the Act, the National Archives has two main roles:
to collect and preserve Australia’s most valuable government records and encourage their use by the public
to promote good information management by Commonwealth government agencies, especially in meeting t