Public Submissions

Recent ASA Submissions

Response ICA EGAD: Records in Context - Conceptual Model, 2017

The ASA responds to the release of the Records in Context - Conceptual Model Consultation Draft v0.1 September 2016.

Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act, 2015

The ASA has contributed to a response to the Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act. The Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 protects Australia’s movable cultural heritage and also provides for the return of foreign cultural property which has been illegally exported from its country of origin and imported into Australia. The ASA's response highlights our concerns with the review's focus on physical objects and museum terminology.

Joint Response by Peak Professional Bodies to the Cultural Ministers' Digital Technologies Working Group, 30 July 2015

The ASA has contributed to a joint response to the National Arts and Culture Accord: Digital Technology Survey by the Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM) Digital Access Consultation group, Sydney 30 July 2015.

Western Australia Dept of Culture & Arts/Arts Leadership Group’s 'Towards a Strategic Directions Framework 2015-2030', 1 June 2015.

The Society has provided critical feedback feedback and discussion points arising from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts / Arts Leadership Group's "Towards a Strategic Directions Framework 2015 - 2030" discussion paper.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Submission to Consultation Paper ‘Records and recordkeeping practices’, September 2016

ASA statement RE: Out of Home care, March 2016

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, May 2015

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, November 2012

The ASA has made a brief submission on the consultation paper, mainly to identify ourselves to the Commission and to note the significant part that recordkeeping plays in institutional responses to these crimes, and the role that many of our members are likely to be playing in assisting the Commission in carrying out its investigations.

Copyright Submissions

ALRC Discussion Paper Copyright and the Digital Economy, August 2013

ALRC Inquiry 'Copyright and the Digital Economy', October 2012

Under the Terms of Reference for the Copyright Inquiry, the Australian Law Reform Commission is considering whether exceptions and statutory licences in the Copyright Act 1968 are adequate and appropriate in the digital environment and whether further exceptions should be recommended. The ASA made a submission on the specific questions asked regarding libraries and archives.

Submissions 2003 - 2012

A full List of all past ASA Submissions since 1975 is available for review.