Friday, August 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
SESSION 506 - Access in the Absence of Legislated Rights: The Australian Experience

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How can access to records be facilitated in the absence of legislation that guarantees such a right? In Australia, a considerable portion of the nation's service providers of education, healthcare, and welfare are private. In 2012, a major review was ordered by the Australian government, with powers to investigate cases of alleged child abuse and systemic failures across government and private agencies. Why has such a catalyst been required to force the issue of access?

Eberhard: Private Archives and the ICA Access Principles
McCausland: Frameworks for Access to Archives in Australia

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Kim Eberhard

Archivist, Franciscan Province of the Holy Spirit
Private sector records, such as those created by religious orders, schools, community organisations. The link between pioneer efforts (such as schools or hospitals established and staffed by Religious) that have 'grown' into semi public authorities.

Sigrid McCausland

Lecturer, CSU (Charles Sturt University)
I now teach records and archives management to undergraduate and graduate students. However, for most of my long career I worked in government and university archives. I have always been primarily interested in how are archives are used and in the relationship between archival institutions... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Washington 3 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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