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Information publication scheme

Agency plan

August 2011

 

Introduction

The National Gallery of Australia is established by the National Gallery Act 1975 (the Act). The functions and powers of the Gallery, the Minister, the Council, the Chairman and the Director are outlined in the Act. The Minister for the Arts has portfolio responsibility for the Gallery. The Gallery operates as an independent statutory authority under the Commonwealth and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act).

Purpose

The purpose of this agency plan is to:

  • Assist the Gallery in planning and developing its contribution to the IPS,
  • Facilitate public consultation about that contribution,
  • Show what information the Gallery proposes to publish (referred to as the IPS information holdings), how and whom the information will be published,
  • How the Gallery will otherwise comply with the IPS requirements (s 8(1))

Objectives

The objectives of this Plan are to outline how the Gallery:

  • Manages its IPS entry
  • Identifies and publishes all information required to be published (s 8(2))
  • Identifies and publishes any optional information to be published (s 8(4))
  • Reviews and ensures on a regular basis that information published under the IPS is accurate, up to date and complete (s 8B)
  • Ensures that information published as part of its IPS entry is easily discoverable, understandable, machine readable, re-usable and transformable
  • Ensures satisfactory conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Version 2) (WCAG 2.0)

Establishing and administering the Gallery’s IPS entry

The Gallery’s Records Manager maintains the Gallery’s compliance with the IPS. To ensure that IPS information is easily discoverable, understandable and machine-readable, the Gallery will:

  • Design and publish an IPS entry point on its website,
  • Wherever practicable, provide online content in a format that can be searched, copied and transformed,
  • Publish a sitemap for its website, to help individuals identify the location of information published,
  • Provide a search function for its website,
  • Establish links to this agency plan and to the sitemap at directory.gov.au

IPS Information Architecture

The IPS entry will be published on the Gallery website nga.gov.au under the following heading:

Required information

  • Agency plan (ss8(2)(a)
  • Who we are (ss 8(2)(b) and 8(2)(d))
  • What we do (ss 8(2)(c) and 8(2)(j))
  • Our reports and responses to Parliament (ss 8(2)(e) and 8(2)(h))
  • Routinely requested information and disclosure log (ss 8(2)(g) and 11C)
  • Consultation arrangements (s 8(2)(f)
  • Contact us (s 8(2)(i))

Accessibility under the IPS

The Gallery ensures that all information newly published on the Gallery’s website conforms with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Version 2) (WCAG 2.0) as soon as possible.

IPS Compliance review

The Gallery will review and revise this Agency Plan annually.

The Gallery will review the operation of its IPS from time to time and at least every five years, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Information Commissioner about IPS compliance review.