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Why does good recordkeeping matter?
To put is simply, the University has a legal obligation to manage its records properly. If you work for the University, then the records you create are subject to a range of legislation including:
• Public Records Act (Vic) 1973
• Information Privacy Act (VIC) 2000
• Health Records Act (VIC) 2001
• Privacy Act, (Cth) (1988)
• Copyright Act (Cth) 1968
• Electronic Transactions Act (Cth) 2001
• Evidence Act (Vic) 1958
• Whistleblowers Protection Act (Vic) 2001
• Victorian Freedom of Information Act (Vic) 1982
• Crimes Act (Vic) 1958 (in particular, provisions relating to document falsification, destruction and suppression etc.).
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all the possible legislative acts that impact on recordkeeping. These particular examples also relate to Victorian campuses and may not apply in the same way to records created on Monash’s overseas campuses. Staff working on these campuses are encouraged to contact Records and Archives Services staff for more information on these issues.