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Since early 2000, the ABS has expanded significantly the resources it devotes to analytical work. Recently the economic and social subject matter divisions of the ABS were re-organised, partly with a view to freeing resources for additional analytical work. What kinds of analyses should the ABS undertake? and how can relevance and quality be assured? Two prominent issues are:
- the "bounds" of the ABS analysis program. What varieties of analyses are legitimate for a national statistical agency to undertake?
- the "focus" of the ABS analysis program. What varieties of analyses would it be most fruitful for a national statistical agency to undertake?