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Accessing the Cabinet Papers

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The State Records Office of WA [SROWA] is responsible for managing, preserving and providing the community with access to the State's Archives.

The Cabinet Papers are part of the Archives and can be accessed at no charge at the SRO's Search Room.

State Records Office of Western Australia
Alexander Library Building
James Street West Entrance
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth WA 6000

State Records Office Search Room
Ground Floor
Monday to Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm.
Phone: (08) 94273360
Fax: (08) 94273368
Email: sro@sro.wa.gov.au
Website: www.sro.wa.gov.au

The Cabinet Papers are unique, archival documents and access is restricted to the State Records Office, Search Room. Photocopies of selected pages can be made.

The complete set of 1971 State Cabinet records that have been released comprise:

Cabinet Minutes and Decisions
Official set of Cabinet Minutes. The records include a formal submission made by the Minister responsible for the portfolio to which the issue refers, and the decision made on that submission, signed by the Premier.
Location: State Records Office of WA (Accession 1819, files 473/1970 - 322-1972)
Quantity: 0.16m, app. 2000 pages

Cabinet Record Books
These records are essentially a synopsis of each Cabinet submission and note the decision made.
Location: State Records Office of WA

Cabinet Index
Chronological index recording the topic of each submission raised at Cabinet meetings.
Location: State Records Office of WA (Accession 2844, items 1 & 2)
Quantity: 0.01m, app. 20 pages

Cabinet Agenda
Agendas listing the topic of each submission raised at Cabinet meetings
Location: State Records Office of WA (Accession 1819, file 389/1967)
Quantity: 0.02m, app. 50 pages
Special Note: A subject-based index to the 1971 State Cabinet submissions has been compiled by the Department of Premier and Cabinet. A copy of this index is available for perusal at the State Records Office of WA.

Cabinet Accounts
Cabinet Balance sheets, account statements and correspondence.
Location: State Records Office of WA (Accession 2838, items 5 & 6)
Quantity: 0.02m, 100 pages

Press Statements
Media releases made by the Premier and his Ministers. These records also include transcripts from Premier's Press Conferences
Location: State Records Office of WA, (Accession 1705, items P71/1-337)
Quantity: 0.16m, app. 2000 pages

Speeches
Speech notes made by the Premier and his Ministers at official functions.
Location: State Records Office of WA (accession 1705, items S71/1-243)
Quantity: 0.16m, app. 3000 pages