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Archives Amplified: Draft Program
Queensland's dramatic and colourful history of systemic corruption from the 1950s to the 1980s, as uncovered by the Fitzerald Commission of Inquiry, helped fundamentally reshape perceptions of the role of public records as a key enabler of accountability and integrity in public administration. The findings of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, together with the subsequent work of EARC (the Electoral and Administrative Reform Commission), and the lessons of the notorious 'Heiner' affair, informed the drafting of the new Queensland Public Records Act of 2002. At around the same time similar major failings in integrity in public administration in other jurisdictions led to a wave of new public records laws that also emphasised the role of good recordkeeping as an essential component of good governance.
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The aim of the lecture is to inspire, challenge and inform the archives and recordkeeping community about Indigenous issues which affect the profession Keynote 2
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