1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW (Newsletter), Sep 2003  
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Development of an Information Development Plan (IDP). The purpose of an IDP is to be an agreed 3-5 year plan, within a specific field of statistics, to meet the information needs of key stakeholders. An IDP describes the emerging areas of public debate and identifies any statistical gaps or deficiencies in the available data, frameworks, classifications and standards. Strategies and actions are defined to address the shortcomings. IDPs are developed by extensive consultation with stakeholders and will typically identify actions to be taken by a range of agencies. They encourage improved data holdings across all agencies to maximise the data available for informed decision making and debate. For more information contact Bob Mackay on (02) 9268 4252, email: bob.mackay@abs.gov.au.

The National Information Development Plan (NIDP) for Crime and Justice is currently in the consultation phase. In NSW, these consultations were conducted using a three-tiered approach. An initial briefing was provided to members of the Criminal Justice System Chief Executive Officers Standing Committee in June. Following this, meetings with agency CEOs and their senior staff were held throughout August. The third part of the consultation process involved a half-day workshop on August 25 for the broader crime and justice community. For further information contact Karen Gelb on (03) 9615 7681, email: karen.gelb@abs.gov.au.