OPERATION OF ASAC
The Australian Statistics Advisory Council was established by the Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975.
The Chairperson of the Council receives an annual fee, set by the Remuneration Tribunal, and members are reimbursed their travel costs, where applicable. Apart from the Chairperson, 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 Assistant Statistician, Office of the Statistician and External Engagement. 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.