1344.8.55.002 - ABStract, Statistics News, Australian Capital Territory, August 2010  
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Information in this section was contributed by the ACT Chief Minister's Department.


ACT Chief Minister’s Department has recently completed a new Measuring Our Progress website as an online report card on life in Canberra. The indicators being measured on the website have been chosen to provide the most complete picture of our progress towards the sustainable well-being of Canberrans.

The website has been designed to report against high-level outcomes and objectives that measure the progress of the ACT community, not just of the ACT Government. The website will ensure that data remains current, improving its capacity to inform community engagement and the development of government policy. The website also further strengthens data collection and management capability across government, supporting the demands for more detailed reporting, particularly through Council of Australian Governments, and evidence-based policy development.

The website is aligned with the seven strategic themes of The Canberra Plan: Towards Our Second Century - the ACT Government's plan to help create an even better place to live.

The website replaces the Measuring Our Progress report, which was previously released in hard copy.

The website is one element in a program of work currently being led by ACT Chief Minister’s Department to improve performance and accountability across government, and builds on a preliminary report by the Allens Consulting Group, which is available on the CMD website (www.cmd.act.gov.au). An updated performance and accountability framework is expected to be released before the end of the year.

The Measuring Our Progress report card can be accessed at www.MeasuringOurProgress.act.gov.au.