Juliet Munro – Director, Records Access

Providing better support and opportunities
to the vulnerable

Department of Family and Community Services
Family and Community Services

In 2005, Juliet identified a need for resource allocation to make historic records available to people who
lived in out of home care placements as children. She found that Family and Community Services had over
130,000 boxes of records that were not indexed and therefore inaccessible to the public. Juliet actively
lobbied for funding from multiple sources over a four year period and engaged the Government Records
Repository to index or digitise the records. The issue of records access has since become a high priority issue
through a Royal Commission and the Historic Records project now has funding of over $2.5 million and is
expected to be completed in 2016/17.