Records disposal freeze for records relating to the Royal Commission into defence and veteran suicide

The Archives Service and the Records Service have issued a records disposal freeze for records relevant to the scope of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

The issue of this disposal freeze means that any records within the scope of the Royal Commission must not be destroyed even if the records are due for destruction under the terms of a current and authorised records disposal schedule.

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.

The Royal Commission must provide an interim report by 11 August 2022 and a final report by 15 June 2023.

This disposal freeze is effective from 1 March 2022 and will remain in place until 31 December 2023 to allow for agencies to respond to the recommendations from that report.

For more information, read the notice of records disposal freeze for records relating to the Royal Commission into defence and veteran suicide PDF (5.9 MB).


Last updated: 18 March 2022

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