Public Records Act 2005

24 Temporary return of public archives to controlling public office
  • If the administrative head of a controlling public office satisfies the Chief Archivist that the public archive is required for administrative use, the Chief Archivist—

    • (a) must return the public archive to the possession of that public office for an agreed period of time; and

    • (b) may impose conditions to ensure the safe custody and preservation of the public archive during the time that it is in the possession of the public office.