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1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/09/2007   
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Networks for Users and Producers of Statistics NETWORKS FOR USERS AND PRODUCERS OF STATISTICS


Australia's National Statistical Service (NSS) represents the range of statistical services that are collectively provided for Australia. The primary aim of the NSS is to provide an accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful picture of the economy, society and the environment to support the formulation and monitoring of policies, and to inform Australian society. A key strategy of the NSS is to develop a strong community of people interested in statistics. Two networks (national and state based) have been established for users and producers of statistics, to provide a forum for sharing information and organising community networking and activities.

NSW Statistical Users and Producers Network (NSW–SUPN)
The NSW Statistical Users and Producers Network (NSW–SUPN) is a collaboration of NSW government agencies that provides the opportunity for members to develop expertise and share knowledge with other agencies to strengthen capabilities in measuring and reporting policy outcomes. Recently, the ABS NSW Office hosted the first NSW-SUPN seminar on NSW Practices and Experiences in Developing Headline Indicators and Supporting Measures.It was primarily directed towards NSW government staff involved in developing, administrating policy and assessing policy outcomes. The seminar featured three presentations delivered by prominent NSW government officers, and covered the following topics:

  • Statistics, Knowledge and Policy – The NSW Context, Laurie Young (NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet)
  • Developing Headline Indicators for Families NSW, Ruth Callaghan (NSW Department of Community Services)
  • NSW State Plan, Ben Keneally (NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet)

A panel discussion followed with the presenters and Allan McLean, Assistant Director from ABS NSW, providing attendees the opportunity to pose questions directly to panel members, and gain more detailed insights into headline indicators and policy development.

If you would like to hear more about NSW–SUPN or if you have an event that you would like to share with the network please email nsw.statistics@abs.gov.au.

Community of Users and Producers of Statistics (CUPS)
The national network, Community of Users and Producers of Statistics (CUPS), is open to anyone with a statistical or a statistically-related role in Australian, State and local governments and the academic and business sectors. The CUPS Website contains information on: training, recruitment and career development; statistical references; and links to conferences, seminars and workshops of interest to the Community. CUPS website also links to relevant professional associations and information networks. If you would like to hear more about CUPS or if you have an event that you would like to share with the Community please email inquiries@nss.gov.au.

Logo: CUPS - The Community that Counts





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