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1395.0 - Essential Statistical Assets for Australia, 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/03/2013  First Issue
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The purpose of the ESA for Australia initiative is to allow for effective prioritisation of investment, focus and effort within the NSS, by identifying those essential statistical assets which are critical to decision-making in a complex and sometimes fragmented information environment across Australia.

Developing a list of agreed essential statistical assets will enable the Australian Government, in partnership with state and territory governments, to pursue the following objectives:

    1. Identification of critical information gaps, so that these can be addressed;
    2. Ensuring that the critically important information (statistics/data) are of sufficient quality; and
    3. More efficient use of government resources by identifying areas of duplication and underutilisation.

Ultimately, the pursuit of these objectives through the ESA for Australia initiative aims to enhance the quality and value of the Australian statistical system to ensure providers and users of statistics have the confidence to trust the statistics produced within it.

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