'Truth-telling, Archives and Human Rights'
Professor Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at the University of Western Australia delivered the 2019 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture on 14 October 2019 at the State Theatre Centre in Northbridge
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- Aged Care Quality and Safety (announced on 8 October 2018); and
- Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (announced on 4 April 2019).
The SRO have issued a circular relating to the Disposal of Cemetery Records by Local Government organisations.
The SRO requires local government organzisations with responsibility for cemetery management to cease destruction of cemetery management records until further notice.
More information is provided in the circular 'Disposal of Cemetery Records - Local Government Records Relating to Cemetery Management' .
Logistical considerations for the 1988 Australian Bicentennial celebrations; an investigation into the riot at Fremantle Prison; redevelopment of the Old Swan Brewery located on Mounts Bay Road; and the Report of an Interim Inquiry into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody were among the many issues considered and discussed at State Cabinet in 1988.
Archives and libraries represent an essential part of any community’s social infrastructure and are centres for communication, research, learning and culture. The State Records Office of Western Australia and the State Library of Western Australia are committed to ensuring that people with disability, their families and carers have the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities enjoyed as others to access the services and facilities provided by these organisations.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established in January 2013 to investigate systemic failures of public and private institutions to protect children from child sexual abuse, report abuse and respond to child sexual abuse.
To provide improved direction for the creation and management of government records in a purely digital environment, the State Records Office has released Born Digital: Managing Government Information and Data.
The State Records Commission Annual Report 2017/2018 was tabled in Parliament on 9 October 2018.