Defence websites are improved on a regular basis to:
- archive out-of-date content
- make content and design enhancements
- improve the site navigation.
In some instances content is removed when it no longer provides useful information to audiences, is outdated or non longer accurate.
The National Archives of Australia provides advice on the archival requirements for Australian Government websites.
All content that has been removed from Defence websites can be found via the Australian Government Web Archive.
Information can also be accessed via freedom of information requests.
Content and design
Audience experiences are designed to adhere to the Australian Government Style Manual and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This ensures that information accessible, concise and easy to understand.
When new text, resources, images or videos are added to Defence websites, a WCAG checklist is applied to ensure compliance. Proactive scanning and remediation provides quality assurance across the sites.
Information is reorganised on Defence websites in order to allow users to find it easily, and this often occurs when new content is added.
When content is moved, the menu and breadcrumb is updated and a URL redirect is implemented. This provides continued accessibility via search or direct link.