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Commonwealth Agencies

Descriptions of Commonwealth Agencies responsible for creating archival records series held by the National Archives of Australia. Agencies are distinct and recognisable bodies that have responsibility for carrying out administrative functions. Agencies can be head, state or local offices of Commonwealth government departments, statutory authorities, courts, or tribunals.

Each agency is identified by a control number e.g. –
CA 12 Prime Minister’s Department
CA 3167 Overseas Internees Investigation Board

The Agency note provides information about the administrative history of the agency and provides context for creation of its records.

This data set consists of: Agency.xml = the administrative history of the Commonwealth Government - It contains information about Agencies. An Agency creates a series of records based on its functions as agency functions change over time, other agencies may perform these functions.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Commonwealth Agencies
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency daily
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/beaa25fc-0e22-4c17-afe1-8b3cb5cbcfcc
Date Published 2013-05-12
Date Updated 2016-04-28
Contact Point
National Archives of Australia
Temporal Coverage Not specified
Geospatial Coverage Australia, Canberra
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency National Archives of Australia
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