Good records management is the foundation of government accountability and Victoria’s Public Records Act 1973 requires that public records are managed in compliance with Victoria’s record management standards.
In this audit, we examined whether:
- selected agencies manage public records according to legislative requirements
- the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is effectively assisting agencies to do this
- the Department of Premier and Cabinet is supporting PROV to effectively oversee agency records management.
We looked at whether the records management practices of the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Health and Human Services comply with the Act’s records management standards.