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1301.6.55.001 - Tasmanian Statistical News, Jun 2010  
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NatStats 2010 ConferenceNatStats 2010 Conference

Registrations Now Open!

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the NatStats 2010 Conference.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics, through its initiative, the National Statistical Service, aims to improve the use and understanding of statistics for Australians.

NatStats 2010 will be held from 15 - 17 September 2010 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. The conference aims to build on the enthusiasm generated by the inaugural NatStats conference held in 2008.

The overall theme for the conference is "Measuring what counts: economic development, wellbeing and progress in 21st century Australia", which will explore drivers of economic and related social change that are shaping Australia's progress. Conference speakers will highlight the importance of statistics in understanding and responding to these challenges.

As a participant in the NatStats 2010 Conference, you will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas for improving the Australian statistical system for the future.

Dr Ken Henry AC, Secretary to the Commonwealth Treasury, will deliver the opening plenary address at the conference and the Hon Dr Geoff Gallop AC, Director of the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney, will deliver a presentation focused around improving the wellbeing of Australians.

Prof Paul Cheung, Director of the United Nations Statistics Division, will also be speaking as part of a detailed panel discussion titled, "Measuring progress: from theory to practice", alongside Dr David Gruen, Director of the Macro-Economic Group at the Treasury.

Other NatStats 2010 speakers include Ms Jane Halton PSM, Secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing who will speak on the role of statistics in health; and Mr Paul McClintock AO, Chairman of the COAG Reform Council, who will be speaking about the measurement of disadvantage, inequality, and social inclusion. In addition, Ms Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director of the OECD Statistics Directorate, and Mr Phil Lowe, Assistant Governor (Economic) of the Reserve Bank of Australia, will together examine some of the changes we can expect to witness in the global economy and the implication for Australia.

For a full list of confirmed speakers, program and registration information, please visit the NatStats Conference website or email natstats@nss.gov.au

NatStats 2010 Event Details

Date: Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 September 2010

Venue: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

Cost: $795 Early Bird (Until July 16, 2010)

$995 Full Fee

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2010 International Input-Output Conference2010 International Input-Output Conference

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is the principal sponsor of the 18th international conference on input-output economics which will be held at the University of Sydney from 20-25 June 2010.

The theme of this conference will be "Re-thinking economic growth towards sustainability and wellbeing" and reflects a major challenge the world is facing: to avert dangerous environmental change whilst being able to ensure the well-being for the world’s people.

The ABS will be hosting a session about how ABS compiles its own Input-Output (IO) tables, as well as inviting key users to discuss how IO tables are used for modelling policy initiatives. ABS has also invited the OECD to present a paper detailing its methodology for the estimation of embodied carbon emissions in International Trade.

Input-output techniques have proven extremely versatile and powerful tools for decision-makers. In particular, environmental applications of input-output models have enjoyed enormous popularity in recent years. However, there is still a lot to do in making input-output tools more widely known across non-expert circles, and remove barriers to the development of understanding and appreciation of, and trust in the results that input-output models provide.

If you are interested in finding out more about the International Input-Output Conference, please see the following link Conference on Input-Output Economics or email isa@physics.usyd.edu.au
NEED SOME STATISTICAL TRAINING?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides training on a range of topics to develop skills for high quality statistical collections and statistical analysis.

Our training programs are conducted by ABS staff with expertise in areas such as:
  • questionnaire design
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The courses teach practical skills by involving participants in individual and group exercises. We also hold regular seminars which may focus on statistical developments, publications, trends or issues.

The following link will take you to a list of some of the courses that the Tasmanian Office of the ABS has run: Tas Training Courses.

If the training requirements of your organisation are not met in the list of courses above, the ABS can customise training according to your needs. Please email tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au and one of our consultants will phone you to discuss how the ABS can help you.

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