Queensland Minister for Information Technology Ros Bates
World’s Leading Archival Congress Comes To Brisbane
Victor P Taffa
Information Technology Minister Ros Bates has welcomed archivists and records and information professionals from around the globe to Brisbane for the International Council on Archives Congress.
Ms. Bates said this even is the first ever Australian congress.
“The International Council on Archives Congress is the world’s leading archival conference.” Ms. Bates said.
“I am delighted that Queensland is hosting the congress in Australia, which brings together at least 1,000 delegates from more than 90 countries.”
“Australia has a reputation as a world leader in modern archival theory and practice, and fittingly, 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of our state’s contemporary archival legislation, known as the Public Records Act.” Ms. Bates said.
“The Public Records Act 2002 established two key roles for Queensland State Archives as the custodian of the state’s archival collection and as the lead agency for government recordkeeping.”
“I value the work of archival authorities, such as Queensland State Archives, as good recordkeeping is a prerequisite for open and accountable government.”
The 2012 International Congress on Archives runs from Monday 20 to Friday 24 August and focuses on the latest global developments in digital records and information management.
“The challenges and opportunities provided by digital environments are global in nature and I expect that these issues will be robustly deliberated at this leading professional forum.” Ms. Bates said.