I Chaired the second hearing of the Social Issues Committee Inquiry into the State Records Act 1998 and Policy Paper non its review on July 1.
The Committee Terms of Reference are as follows:
That the Standing Committee on Social Issues inquire into and report on the State Records Act 1998 (NSW) (the Act) and the Policy Paper on its review, with particular reference to:
(a) the role and purposes of the State Records Authority of NSW and Sydney Living Museums
(b) the adequacy of the Act in meeting citizens' needs
(c) factors constraining public access to and use of the documentary and material heritage of NSW
(d) the operation and effect of the proposed reforms in the attached Policy Paper, in particular:
(i) the effect of the proposed reforms on NSW public offices, including NSW Government agencies, local councils, public health organisations and State-owned corporations
(ii) whether the proposed reforms support digital government
(iii) whether the proposed reforms will increase public knowledge and enjoyment of the stories that shape our social, historical and cultural identity, enhancing social outcomes for the people of NSW
(iv) whether the proposed reforms will enhance the protection of the key cultural assets of NSW
(e) any other related matter.
For more information relating to this inquiry, please visit the inquiry website here.