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Memento : Issue 18
Usually the answer is 'true', but sometimes the records should be kept longer. Retention periods in disposal authorities are generally minimum ones, based on stakeholder needs at the time of issue. These periods can be extended to allow for an individual agency's circumstances. In such cases, you should keep all the records in that class for the extended time. In some cases, retention periods may need to be revised to reflect changed or previously unforeseen requirements. In a few cases, a small number of records in a particular class may need to be kept longer. For example, a record may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act or the Archives Act, or an agency may be party to legal action. Destruction of such records would not be appropriate. In extreme cases, the Archives can 'freeze' the disposal of certain records, such as records that may be useful for evidential purposes not known at the time of issue of the disposal authority. Current disposal freezes include records relating to British nuclear testing in Australia, all records relating to Vietnam veterans, and some records relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For more information see the 'Recordkeeping' section on our website or email email@example.com. Training Canberra Training for Commonwealth Recordkeepers (2 days) 7--8 November 2001, 9.15 am -- 4.00 pm, Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT Training for Commonwealth Recordkeepers (1 day) 18 October 2001, 9.15 am -- 4.00 pm Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT Working with DIRKS and DIRKS workshops DIRKS training in Canberra is expected to be held in late 2001. Please check our training calendar under 'Recordkeeping' at www.naa.gov.au for updates. Melbourne Training for Commonwealth Recordkeepers (1 day) 20 November 2001, 9.15 am -- 4.30 pm Conference Room, National Archives of Australia, 31 Vision Drive, East Burwood Sydney Training for Commonwealth Recordkeepers (1 day) 25 September 2001, 9.00 am -- 4.40 pm, National Archives, Conference Room, 120 Miller Road, Chester Hill Our current training calendar and course descriptions can be found under 'Recordkeeping' at www.naa.gov.au. Contact us on (02) 6212 3610 or re firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Marked for destruction Commonwealth records can be destroyed as soon as a records disposal authority says they can. True or false? AFDA wins award 1st We are delighted to report that our Administrative Functions Disposal Authority (AFDA) has taken out the major prize in the 2001 Mander Jones Awards presented by the Australian Society of Archivists. The awards are named in honour of the life and work of Phyllis Mander Jones, who made a major contribution to publishing about archives. AFDA won the prestigious award for the publication making the greatest contribution to archives in Australia, published by a corporate body. september 2001 memento 15