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NAA Access Chronology

Created: 06 June 2016


1942
War Archives Committee
1946
Commonwealth Archives Committee
1955
CAC Report on and Recommendations for Granting of Access to Commonwealth Archives for Non-Official Research Purposes
23 March 1961
Commonwealth Archives Office (date the National Library Act came into operation)
1964
Interdepartmental Committee – recommended 50 years
1966
Cabinet discussion – agreed to 50 years. Also ‘Open access’ prior to 1923 and ‘Qualified access’ to 1939.
1970
Cabinet – changed to 30 years (cabinet record 50), plus ‘qualified access’ to WWII records
1972
Cabinet – War Cabinet & other WWII records to be released.

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