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Government dismisses National Archives' need for 'ever-growing pie' of funding, backs 'careful' approach

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated April 14 2021 - 9:32am, first published 6:30am
National Archives of Australia director David Fricker has warned records will be lost without necessary resources. Picture: Karleen Minney

The government has baulked at calls for a significant increase in funding to Australia's national archives, as the institution struggles to preserve the "memory of the nation" in line with the law.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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