Series VPRS 11946
Submissions Relating to Appointments
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Date Range: Series 1982 - 1984
  Series in Custody 1982 - 1984
  Contents 1982 - 1984
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1982 - 1984 Cabinet Office [known as Cabinet & Executive Branch 1991-1992; Cabinet Secretariat 1992 - 2015] VA 2989
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Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    This series comprises submissions relating to the appointment of senior public service and statutory officers from April 1982 to May 1984. The submissions are arranged in number order which roughly corresponds to the chronological order in which they were received by the Cabinet Office.

    As the quantity of submissions in this series is small, the easiest way to find records in the series is to browse through the papers. Although a chronological list of Appointments submissions considered by Cabinet is in VPRS 11947 Registers of Submissions Relating to Appointments, it does not record submission numbers.

  • Function / Content
    From at least 1982 the appointment of senior government officers, appointments to statutory positions and significant boards, councils and advisory bodies and appointments of Members of Parliament to Parliamentary Committees were considered by Cabinet. Where an appointment needed to be made by the Governor in Council, the Cabinet would make a recommendation to the Executive Council.

    Most appointments considered by Cabinet were the subject of a Cabinet Submission. Apart from differences in systems of arrangement which are discussed below, these submissions are of a similar format and purpose to all other Cabinet submissions. For more information about Cabinet submissions see VPRS 11944 Cabinet and Committee Submissions.

    Cabinet submissions regarding appointments generally included the name, qualifications and experience of the recommended appointee. Where there was more than one applicant or nominee, details of all were given, then the reasons why one was recommended.

    The outcome of Cabinet deliberations regarding appointments was recorded in VPRS 11948 Cabinet Record.

  • Recordkeeping System
    From April 1982 to May 1984 Appointments submissions were numbered and filed in a separate sequence from all other Cabinet submissions and were given the prefix "AX." They comprise this series.

    From May 1983 Appointments submissions were listed in a folder that is now in VPRS 11947 Registers of Submissions Relating to Appointments. Entries in the folder were listed in chronological order but did not include the submissions' numbers.

    The "AX" sequence (this series -- VPRS 11946) and the chronological list (the first item in VPRS 11947) ceased in May 1984. They were replaced by, respectively, an Appointments sequence with the prefix "AP" and a numerical register. See VPRS 11944 Cabinet and Cabinet Committee Submissions for the submissions, and VPRS 11947 Registers of Submissions Relating to Appointments for the register.

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1982 - 1984 Registers of Submissions Relating to Appointments VPRS 11947
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- 1984 Cabinet and Cabinet Committee Submissions VPRS 11944
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P0001 1982 - 1984 Closed 2
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