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The power imbalance inherent in records and archives

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 In September 2016, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Consultation Paper into Records and recordkeeping practices. Submissions were invited and subsequently published on the Royal Commission website.
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A proactive approach to access

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 Discussions about access to records for Care Leavers often focus on issues like redaction and the complex web of legal mechanisms governing who can and cannot consult records. But proactive disclosure of information also plays an integral role in providing access to records.
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Find & Connect – What even is it?

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3On Wednesday 7 June, Cate O’Neill, Nicola Laurent and Kirsten Wright gave a talk called “Find & Connect: What even is it?” at the Digital Studio, Arts West, University of Melbourne. This post summarises what we discussed.
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Imagined Archives

tn-Catalogue Imagine a participatory art project aimed at developing archives inspired by creativity and respect …
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RAD2 Workshops

RADP2_logo_tilesizeEarlier this year, 16 organisations were funded to make records more accessible to Care Leavers through the RAD2 (Records Access Documentation) Grants Program. In February, the RAD2 team delivered workshops to successful applicants.
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Reflections on the Royal Commission and the completion of the public hearing schedule

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3Today’s guest post by Simon Gardiner discusses the completion of the Royal Commission’s public hearings and reflects on what still remains to be done.
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Child Welfare Timeline

Interactive Child Welfare TimelineThe interactive Child Welfare Timeline was introduced to the Find & Connect web resource last year to provide a more engaging experience for people interested in an overview of the major events and legislation in the history of child welfare in Australia.
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Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child

Thumbprint logo The National Summit on Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child is less than 2 months away.
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Memorials to Lived Experience

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3Today we have a guest post from Alison Atkinson-Phillips, discussing her research into memorials to lived experience in Australia.
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Finding Records

tn_Even-more-boxes-on-shelvesThe Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has just completed its biggest ever records management project. Finding Records is a new website that allows users to find, read, download and print detailed guides to the collections of historical paper-based records related to former Victorian wards of the state and care leavers.
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