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This paper evaluates the effectiveness of implementing the ABS' 1996 Indigenous Enumeration Strategy (IES). The focus is on how the 1996 strategy worked from both the national and state perspectives. The 1996 IES consisted of a number of elements, some of which were applicable only in some circumstances. For example, the special procedures involving interview forms that were designed for use in nominated discrete communities were not used at all in NSW/ACT, Vic and Tas, where they were not required. The overall strategy and unique situations encountered in all states and territories are presented in Section 4 on State Perspectives.