THE PURPOSE OF THIS PUBLICATION
This publication is designed to be useful in a range of ways. First, it documents the consultation process and findings, so the sources of input to the consultation are transparent to all Australians.
This publication also brings together important information about the activities of the many government and non-government organisations who are undertaking similar work. As such, the ABS hopes it provides a valuable starting point for those wanting to understand the scope and depth of current interest in developing indicators for progress and well-being. The publication may also support discussions about how these diverse progress initiatives might increasingly arrive at a greater coherence.
Finally, the ABS hopes this publication will provide further food for thought for readers in considering what areas of national life are most important in a national statistical product addressing progress.The ABS welcomes feedback, suggestions and further dialogue about MAP, as it is a product that continues to evolve over time as Australian society changes.