National Archives left out of the 2021 – 2022 budget
David Fricker, National Archives of Australia Director General, joins Michael regarding warnings that war service records, recordings of prime ministerial speeches and royal commission tapes are all at risk of being lost.
A review into the National Archives has found that significant underfunding & lack of staff is hampering its digitisation efforts which could see more than 90 per cent of Australia’s audio-visual tape collection held in Canberra being lost by 2025.
The recent 2021 – 2022 budget saw several institutions, including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Australia, receive funding of varying amounts, while the National Archives of Australia was conspicuously absent.
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