On 26 November 2012, some of my colleagues and I submitted a response to the Australian Government’s consultation paper on the Establishment of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
My involvement came about through my position as Acting National Program Manager for the Find & Connect Web Resource project, but the proposed Royal Commission also includes many issues relevant to me as an archivist, and to people involved in public history, contextual information management, open government, and more.
We addressed issues under the following headings:
- The importance of records
- Learning from the past, learning from others
- Support for survivors
- Building a public knowledge space
You can read our submission in full via the link below:
And for those wanting to find out more about the idea of ‘public knowledge spaces’, I will be posting more on the subject soon.