4105.0 - Children and Youth News, May 2008  
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Children and Youth Statistics Advisory Group

The Children and Youth Statistics Advisory Group usually meets annually and last met in Canberra on 28 September 2007. A major focus of the meeting was a report on aspects of the Review of the Children and Youth Information Development Plan. Discussion included progress and developments in data availability in areas including mental health, homelessness, transitions education and early childhood services. Other issues discussed at the meeting included Early Childhood data mapping pilot, NDN Child and Youth Portal and developments in data availability from participating organisations.

The next advisory meeting is currently scheduled to be held in Canberra in September 2008.

image Natstats conference 08 Melbourne November 19-21

NatStats08 Conference

The NatStats Conference08 will be held at the Crown Promenade, Melbourne from 19 - 21 November 2008.

The conference program has been designed with policy and decision makers in mind. Senior staff from policy departments, academia and the private sector, as well as overseas speakers are being invited to help elevate thinking to a national perspective. The conference will be divided into three main themes: Informing the Nation; Measuring the Progress of Society and Informing the Environment Debate. There will also be a showcase session that will demonstrate Information Platforms and State planning initiatives.

The NatStats08 web site provides detailed information about all aspects of the conference. From the conference program to information on the gala dinner the NatStats08 Conference web site is your one stop shop for all queries. The web site will be updated on a regular basis to provide access to the latest program information as soon as it becomes available.

If you would like to talk about the conference program please call Mark Lound on 02 6252 6325 or email him at inquiries@nss.gov.au.

To register your interest in the conference please contact Conference Solutions on natstats@con-sol.com

Other events

A list containing some other upcoming conferences, workshops and seminars can also be found on the NSS website.