1104.0 - CURF Microdata News, Feb 2010  
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Welcome to a new year and the first release of the CURF Microdata News for 2010. This issue includes a New Year reminder to universities about the ABS products and services provided under the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement. The Agreement provides free end-user access to a range of microdata related products and services. These are free to end-users because Universities Australia has paid for access on behalf of its member universities. The Agreement offers more than CURFs! It also includes Census Table Builder, access to ABS Expanded CURFs in the on-site Data Lab, Statistics New Zealand Basic CURFs and a range of permitted commercial uses of CURFs and Census Table Builder. Read more below.

This issue also notes the March release of the keenly awaited National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey CURFs. Previously released as one CURF, for the 2008 Survey two Expanded CURFs will be released.

Lastly, I take the opportunity to thank those who have contributed their thoughts and ideas about future ABS microdata access strategies. Your input was invited in the November 2009 CURF News and many have contributed. It isn't too late to have your say. See more below or email me at microdata.access@abs.gov.au

Best wishes

Kim Farley-Larmour
Director, Microdata Access Strategies