Cabinet papers from 1982, the final full year of the Fraser coalition government, and 1983, the first year of the Hawke Labor government, have been released.
The papers were formerly released under the thirty-year rule, but this has been reduced to twenty years. Until 2020, two years of Cabinet documents will be released each year.
- National Archives of Australia – Index to 1982 and 1983 Cabinet Papers
- 1982-1983: The historical context and issues of interest – Dr. Jim Stokes
- Listen to Dr. Stokes (22m)
- Listen to Bob Hawke discuss the events of 1983 (5m)
- Listen to Bob Hawke answer media questions about his government in 1983 (26m)