1001.0 - Australian Bureau of Statistics -- Annual Report, 2007-08  
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Contents >> Appendix 6.3 - Submissions to Parliamentary Committees

Appendix 6.3 - Submissions to Parliamentary Committees

Submissions to Parliamentary Committees

Committee/inquiryDescription of submission/information provided

Senate Community Affairs Committee

Inquiry into the cost of living pressures on older Australians

In July 2007, the ABS provided a submission on the data sources that are available to assist the Committee, including information on the analytical cost of living indexes, and the impact of movements in the price of essentials, such as petrol and food. The ABS also attended a public hearing of the Committee in September 2007.

Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts

Inquiry into the management of Australia's waste streams

In May 2008, the ABS provided a submission to the Inquiry, and appeared before the Committee in July 2008. The ABS provided advice on the range of information available, and the challenges associated with collecting waste related data.

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing

Inquiry into obesity in Australia

In June 2008, the ABS provided a submission to the Inquiry on the range of information it collects on obesity in Australia, including the key findings from relevant surveys, risk factors and the impacts of obesity on health.

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth

Inquiry into better support for carers

In June 2008, the ABS provided advice to the Committee on the eight major data collections undertaken by ABS that inform on the characteristics and roles of carers.




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