Records Disposal Freeze for Records Relating to the Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems in the Northern Territory

The NT Archives Service and the Records Service have issued a records disposal freeze targeting records relating to the Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems in the Northern Territory.

The issue of this disposal freeze means that any records that were created on or after 1 August 2006 which may be required for the inquiries of the Royal Commission or related legal actions or investigations must not be destroyed even if the records are due for destruction under the terms of a current and authorised records disposal schedule.

The initial disposal freeze was issued from 1 August 2016 - 30 June 2017. The current disposal freeze has been extended until 30 June 2018. Due to legal action following the conclusion of the Royal Commission, a further extension is required until 30 June 2020.

The notification provides an outline of the types of records that may be relevant and identifies some of the disposal schedules that are likely to contain relevant classes of records. For further information regarding the freeze please see the attached Notice of Records Disposal Freeze relating to the Royal Commission into Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems in the Northern Territory PDF (447.3 KB).

Last updated: 30 March 2020

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