Petition to restore the independence of the State Records Office of Western Australia

The Western Australian Government has merged the State Records Office (SRO) into the State Library of Western Australia from 1 July 2017, effectively ending the existence of the SRO as an independent agency. The Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) has protested against this change to the machinery of government, which was made without any proper process of functional review or public consultation and conflicts fundamentally with an important recommendation of the WA Inc. Royal Commission. The ASA has drawn up a petition to restore the SRO’s independence, You are invited to view and sign it here.

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