Series VPRS 16592
Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Bracks-Brumby Government [Department of Primary Industries]
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Date Range: Series 1999 - 2010
  Series in Custody 1999 - 2010
  Contents 1999 - 2010
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1999 - 2002 Department of Natural Resources and the Environment VA 3972
1999 - 2007 Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
2002 - 2010 Department of Primary Industries VA 4563
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2010 - cont Cabinet Office [known as Cabinet & Executive Branch 1991-1992; Cabinet Secretariat 1992 - 2015] VA 2989
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
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  • Function / Content
    This series comprises working papers related to primary Cabinet-in-Confidence material generated within the Department to assist:
    - in the preparation or tracking of a submission to Cabinet or a Cabinet Committee,
    - in the development of advice to a Minister or departmental officer on any matter that has been or is intended to be considered by Cabinet or one of its Committees, or - in the communication of outcomes of Cabinet or Cabinet Committee deliberations.

    Cabinet-in-Confidence related working papers include:
    - any original, draft, extract or copy of a document which relates to or refers to a matter that has been or is intended to be considered by Cabinet or one of its Committees,
    - any background, issues, discussion or consultation papers relating to a matter that has been or is intended to be considered by Cabinet or one of its Committees.

    Examples include:
    - draft Cabinet or Cabinet Committee material and any proposed or actual attachment to Cabinet or Cabinet Committee submissions,
    - Ministerial briefing notes, memos or speaking notes,
    - departmental briefing notes, memos, comments and discussion papers on Cabinet material, such as possible legislation proposals or terms of reference for a Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry,
    - relevant legal opinions,
    - correspondence identifying Cabinet-in-Confidence information,
    - internal distribution lists for Cabinet-in-Confidence material, and
    Cabinet or Cabinet Committee memberships and meeting schedules.

    For Cabinet and Cabinet Committee Submissions created by the Cabinet Office, refer to VPRS 12643 Cabinet Office Records, Multiple Number System.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records in this series are paper files. An alphanumerical system was used. The first level is an alpha sequence of three characters followed by a sequential number (eg. CIC = Cabinet in Confidence), Range CIC 0001 to CIC 0354.

    From 1999 to 2002 these records were registered and managed within Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE) records management system. The recordkeeping system is subject to research.

    From 2002 the records were registered and managed within the Department of Primary Industries recordkeeping system RecFind.

    The last 8 units from the p1 consignment of this series were created by the Department of Infrastructure. They were originally registered as VPRS 16590.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1999 - 2010 Closed 65
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