Appendix 12 - Inquiries by Parliamentary Committees and Reports by the Auditor General
Listed below are inquiries by Parliamentary Committees which involved the ABS during 2004–05.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES: INQUIRY INTO THE LEVEL OF BANDING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES IN RURAL, REGIONAL AND REMOTE AREAS OF AUSTRALIA
In July 2004 the ABS provided information for inclusion in the government response to several recommendations of the report concerning financial data.
JOINT COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT: REVIEW OF AUDITOR - GENERAL'S REPORT ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICIES AND PRACTICES IN COMMONWEALTH AGENCIES
In August 2004 the ABS appeared before the Committee to advise the Committee of the ABS’ approach to managing intellectual property.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STANDING COMMITTEE ON ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: REVIEW OF THE RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA ANNUAL REPORT 2003
In November 2004 the ABS provided comments on recommendation 1 of the report concerning the development of an improved House Price Index.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE REPORT: EMPLOYMENT IN THE ENVIRONMENT SECTOR: METHODS, MEASUREMENT AND MESSAGES
In December 2004 the ABS provided information for inclusion in the government response to recommendation 1 of the report concerning data on various environmental issues.
SENATE ECONOMICS REFERENCES COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO THE POSSIBLE LINKS BETWEEN HOUSEHOLD DEBT, DEMAND FOR IMPORTED GOODS AND AUSTRALIA'S CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT
In February 2005 the ABS provided a submission to the Inquiry on the types of data available that could be relevant to the Inquiry.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS REPORT: FROM REEL TO UNREAL: FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUSTRALIA'S FILM, ANIMATION, SPECIAL EFFECTS AND ELECTRONIC GAMES INDUSTRIES
In February 2005 the ABS provided information for inclusion in the government response to recommendations 4 and 5 of the report concerning surveys conducted of the film and video production and television services industries.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS REPORT: INQUIRY OF CRIME IN THE COMMUNITY: VICTIMS, OFFENDERS AND FEAR OF CRIME
In May 2005 the ABS provided information for inclusion in the government response to a number of recommendations of the report concerning statistical issues.
STANDING COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES: CASE STUDY INTO THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF AUSTRALIA'S URANIUM RESOURCES
In June 2005 the ABS provided a submission to the Committee on the data available that could be relevant to the Case Study.
REPORTS BY THE AUDITOR GENERAL
There were no adverse reports or comments made by the Auditor General during 2004–05.