But how’s funding for other programmes?
The feds are funding the National Archives to digitise WWII service records. There is $10m to process 850 000 files over four years.
Good-oh, but even with money for processing won’t this be a bit of a stretch?
In a submission to David Tune’s review of its resources, Archives management certainly presented it as an agency under pressure, “budget and staffing reductions are affecting our capacity to perform our fundamental role of securing, preserving, maintaining and making accessible the authentic and essential records of the decisions and actions of government, while providing high standards of service delivery that all Australians should expect from their National Archives,” (CMM June 20).
Which reminds, where is Mr Tune’s review? Delivery date was expected to be in August but as far as CMM knows, nothing has emerged.