NSW cabinet papers
Public release of NSW Cabinet Papers
NSW State Archives and Records has initiated an annual release of NSW Cabinet Papers, held as part of the State Archives Collection, to increase public awareness of important milestones in the history of NSW and the State Government.
Each year, the public release program will highlight the issues in the Cabinet Papers from 30 years ago.
The program provides an opportunity to publicise the value, richness and depth of the NSW Government’s State Archives Collection.
NSW Cabinet is the key decision-making body of the NSW Government. Cabinet papers are significant historical documents as they reflect decisions made at the highest levels of government. Yet they also reveal how the Cabinet has been concerned with issues affecting local communities and individuals.
The NSW Cabinet papers are the primary centrally-maintained set of records documenting Cabinet meetings. They cover the full range of documents associated with the meetings including agenda, minutes of meetings, and Cabinet minutes prepared by government departments and ministerial offices relating to matters to be considered. These are often accompanied by attachments: financial impact statements, draft policies and other appendices. Also included are ministerial submissions concerning draft policies and proposals to be discussed; correspondence, such as that requesting items to be placed on the agenda; and lists of subjects discussed and decisions reached.
Highlights from the cabinet papers 1987-1991
Access to the Cabinet papers
NSW Cabinet papers are open to public access after 30 years.