The General retention and disposal authority: administrative records identifies common or general administrative records created and maintained by NSW public offices which are required as State archives and provides approval for the destruction of certain other administrative records after minimum retention periods have been met. Includes financial, accounting and personnel records. Replaces GDA 2, GDA 6, GDA 7 and GDA12. Click here to view a mini-webinar on how to use this Authority.
This authority provides for the authorised disposal of audio visual programs and recordings created by public offices operating within New South Wales. The authority authorises the disposal of audio, film and video records created by or on behalf of agencies to support a range of administrative and functional responsibilities.
The General retention and disposal authority: higher & further education and research records (GA47) is approved for use by all NSW public offices providing higher and further education, including the Universities, TAFE NSW and the Department of Education, and for public offices with a formal research function. For primary and secondary education records see FA387.
This authority applies to any organisation, facility or service which is part of the NSW public health system, universities, NSW councils and county councils, and NSW public offices which have custody and control of general practice medical records.
This authority applies to records created and maintained to support the management and delivery of public health care services and programs.
This authority covers records documenting the provision of health care to patients and clients of NSW public offices. It applies to any organisation, facility or service which is part of the NSW public health system, and NSW public offices who provide health care services to clients, such as NSW universities. Records of private hospitals, services, nursing homes, centres etc. are not State records and are not covered in this disposal authority. They should be retained and disposed of in accordance with any requirements of the Act or regulations under which the establishment is licensed.
Health Services: statewide health services, quality assurance, reporting, education and training (GA44)
This authority covers records documenting the function of statewide health services, quality assurance, reporting, and education and training.
This authority covers records created by public health system Departments of Forensic medicine since 1963.
The purpose of issuing the General Retention and Disposal Authority - Records of a Minister's Office (GDA 13) is to permit Ministerial and/or Departmental staff to destroy certain records relating to a Minister's portfolio responsibilities, after they are no longer required for administrative purposes, and to identify which records are required as State archives. The disposal actions in this Authority should enable Ministerial and/or Departmental staff to better manage records created in a Minister's office.
National bodies are bodies established under national schemes where Constitutional powers rest with States and Territories, and not the Commonwealth, and where the bodies concerned are not otherwise Commonwealth bodies. National bodies may be subject to the records and archives laws of multiple State and Territory jurisdictions.
This general retention and disposal authority provides for the authorised destruction of original or source records that have been copied, provided that certain conditions are met. It replaces the General retention and disposal authority: imaged records (GA36).
This authority covers records of Royal Commissions, Special Commissions of Inquiry, Commissions of Inquiry and Inquiries established by Letters Patent or Ministerial Directive.
This general retention and disposal authority applies to records relating to the provision of shared corporate services to external clients created and maintained by NSW public offices from 1996 onwards.
This authority provides for the authorised disposal of State records which have been used as the input or source records for successful migration operations. It replaces the General retention and disposal authority: source records that have been migrated (GA33).
Transferring records out of NSW for storage with and maintenance by service providers based outside of the State (GA35)
This authority provides approval for NSW public offices to transfer records out of the State for the purposes of storage with or maintenance by service providers based outside of NSW.
This general retention and disposal authority covers video/visual surveillance records created by NSW public offices.
The purpose of GA39 is to identify records created and maintained by NSW councils and county councils which are required as State archives, and to provide approval for the destruction of certain other records after minimum retention periods have been met. It applies to all records of council business and administration.