Author: Government recordkeeping

The PROV Appraisal and Documentation Team invites stakeholders to review a new draft Retention and Disposal Authority for records of the Coroners Court of Victoria.

The aim of the RDA, once issued as a Standard, is to specify records required as State Archives and to provide for the lawful disposal of records not required permanently after specified periods.

This RDA will apply to records of the Coroners Court of Victoria. It covers records related to the coronial investigations of deaths and fires, research into death prevention, producing coronial data and reports, and the administration of the Court. The draft RDA is available below, along with a brief report outlining the background, scope and appraisal recommendations:

Draft RDA for Records of the Coroners Court of Victoria
Request for Feedback Background Report

In addition, a full appraisal report is available upon request.
We would appreciate feedback on the following:
•    are the retention periods reasonable?
•    is the language used in the RDA clear enough?
•    can you identify any gaps in the RDA coverage?

Please provide any feedback to by COB Friday 9 June 2023.

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