Series VPRS 11947
Registers of Submissions Relating to Appointments
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Date Range: Series 1983 - 1986
  Series in Custody 1983 - 1986
  Contents 1982 - 1986
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1983 - 1986 Cabinet Office [known as Cabinet & Executive Branch 1991-1992; Cabinet Secretariat 1992 - 2015] VA 2989
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details to identify the date range in which you are interested. Retrieve the item of the date range, and browse the pages in order to locate an entry pertaining to a specific submission.

  • Function / Content
    This series was created by the Cabinet Office to record the receipt and handling of Cabinet submissions relating to appointments which were received from November 1982 to October 1986. For further details pertaining to these submissions refer to the series registration for VPRS 11946 Submissions relating to Appointments.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Two systems were used for the numbering and filing of Appointments submissions in the period covered by these registers.

    April 1983 to May 1984:

    During this period Appointments submissions were numbered and filed in a separate sequence from other submissions considered by the full Cabinet. Appointments submissions were sequentially numbered with an "AX" prefix. They were listed in a list that recorded the date of receipt, title of appointment, Minister making the submission and the date of the Cabinet meeting when the appointment was considered. The first page of this list, covering the period November 1982 to March 1983, is not arranged in chronological order. It appears to date from April May 1983 as all submissions from this month are arranged chronologically. The purpose of this list is not clear. It could not have been used as the original register as the entries do not record the allocation of the submission number.

    This list has been placed in a manilla folder by PRO as it was originally found placed loosely inside the cover of one of the subsequent registers.

    The submissions for this period were filed in VPRS 11946.

    May 1984 to October 1986:

    During this period appointment submissions were numbered in a new sequence with an "AP" prefix and filed within the master set of submissions made to the full Cabinet in VPRS 11944 Cabinet and Cabinet Committee Submissions.

    For this period, the register took the form of handwritten entries made on ruled pages which were stapled in manilla folders. Entries recorded the date received, submission number, title of position, Minister responsible for the submission, date of submission to the Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet and return to the Cabinet Office, whether the submission was accepted and the reason if rejected. Another column appears to have recorded which of the various copies was to constitute the master and reference copy. Other columns were either not used or used sporadically.

    End of series

    According to a note on the final page, these registers were discontinued on 15 October 1986, when a computerised numbering system was introduced by the Cabinet Office. Judging from markings on these pages it would appear that the information from both the registers and the earlier list were entered into the new system. (For subsequent series see VPRS 11954 Alphabetical List of Cabinet and Cabinet Committee Submissions.)

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1982 - 1984 Submissions Relating to Appointments VPRS 11946
1984 - 1986 Cabinet and Cabinet Committee Submissions VPRS 11944
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- 1986 Register of Cabinet and Cabinet Committee Submissions (Database Output), Cain-Kirner VPRS 11954
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P0001 1982 - 1986 Closed 1
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