Relevant public authority

Glossary topic: 
Recordkeeping

The agency with responsibility for, and control of, records previously created by an agency that no longer exists. Responsibility for the records must have been assigned by a regulation under the Public Records Act 2002. The records must relate to a function that is no longer performed by government and must not be in the custody of Queensland State Archives.

The relevant public authority takes on all the recordkeeping responsibilities for managing and preserving the records in their possession and control.

See also Owner(ship), Responsible public authority, Legacy records, Privatisation, Machinery-of-government change (MOG)