OPERATION OF ASAC
The Australian Statistics Advisory Council was established by the Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975.
The Chair of the Council receives an annual fee, set by the Remuneration Tribunal, and members are reimbursed their travel costs, where applicable. Apart from the Chair, no members receive remuneration for serving on the Council.
Secretariat services for ASAC are provided by the ABS. The office of ASAC Secretary is held by the Program Manager, Strategic Policy Branch. Secretariat support provided by the ABS includes organising and recording meetings, administering membership and the members’ website, and the preparation of the Council’s Annual Report.
All costs outlined above are met from within the ABS Budget.