Role Title: Research Intern: State Cabinet Records
Organisation: State Records Office of Western Australia
Internship Period: Winter (June - July)
The intern will contribute to research and the drafting of the online Guide to the State Cabinet Records from 30 years ago. State Cabinet records are historically significant documents revealing the decisions made by the government of the day. These unique records are primary source documents for information about the issues raised at Cabinet meetings. The records of State Cabinet are subject to a 30-year restriction period from public access. Each year, a new set of Cabinet records – from 30 years previous – are released for access by the Western Australian community.
The State Records Office of Western Australia (SRO) is the Western Australian public records authority with responsibility for managing, preserving and providing access to the State's records. The SRO operates as an agency within the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. The SRO delivers records management and archival services to State and Local Government agencies public and ensures that the public have access to the State Archives Collection through online access services and a jointly operated Reading Room in the State Library Building in the Perth Cultural Centre.