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Indexed list of agency files

Under the Senate Procedural orders of continuing effect, No. 12 ‘Indexed lists of departmental and agency files’, agencies must produce an indexed list of relevant files every 6 months for tabling before Parliament, and publish it on their website.

In addition, under the terms of the order, 'relevant files' include those relating to policy advising functions, the development of legislation and matters of public administration. Case related files, those related to internal administration of a department or agency, and those files transferred to the Australian Archives, are specifically excluded.