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1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Sep 2008  
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Diagram: Graphic of NatStats08 Conference logo

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will host the inaugural NatStats Conference 08 from 19 - 21 November 2008 at the Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne.

The conference theme is "Working Together for an Informed Australian Society". The program will look at three main topic areas:
  • Informing the Nation - with sessions on Health, Education and Indigenous Australia;
  • Measuring Progress in Society - with sessions on Measuring Disadvantage, Inequality and Social Inclusion, Measuring Progress in Australia and Community and Local Indicators; and
  • Environmental Information for Informed Decisions - with sessions on Water, Natural Resource Management and Climate Change.

An array of high profile policy and decision makers will be speaking at the conference including:
  • Adam Spencer, Dinner Speaker
  • Professor Glyn Davis, Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and co-convenor of the 2020 Summit
  • Dr Ken Henry, Secretary Treasury
  • Greg Bourne, CEO, World Wildlife Fund Australia
  • Enrico Giovannini, Chief Statistician, OECD and
  • Rev. Tim Costello, CEO World Vision Australia.

See the NatStats08 website for the latest program information including the complete list of speakers.

If you would like more information about the conference program please call Mark Lound on (02) 6252 6325 or email

Diagram: Pictures of featured speakers of the NatStas08 Conference

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