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State Records Act 1998 (NSW) - Level 1

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The aim of the State Records Act is to ensure that the business of the NSW public sector is properly documented and that official records are managed efficiently and effectively to support service delivery, good governance and accountability. A State record is any record made and kept, or received and kept, by any person in the course of the exercise of official functions in a public office, or for any purpose of a public office, or for the use of a public office. As a public office the University must comply with the Act and legislative instruments issued under it by NSW State Records. The Act stipulates that the Chief Executive of each public office has the duty to ensure compliance with this Act and associated regulations.