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Newsletters - APS Stats Network - Record of Meeting - 5 June 2003
 
 


Dear Stats Network member


Record of Stats Network meeting, Thursday 5 June 2003


Venue: DCITA's Communications Research Unit offices, Burns Centre, Forrest
Time: 2pm to 4:30pm

Attendees
Darren Benham, Chair, DCITA
Cynthia Magpantay, BRS
Jane Young, DIMIA
Jenene Kenny, DIMIA
Neil Mullinger, DIMIA
Christopher Raymond, HIC
John Cauchi, DVA
John Cowper, DVA
Tony Kryger, Parl Library
Ian McDermid, AIHW
Neil Batty, DFAT
Michael Power, Defence
Roger Wainwright, Defence
John Cowper, DVA
Michael Meagher, ABS
Mary Patton, DITR/ABS
Carolyn Kennedy, ABS
Rob Martyn, ABS

Apologies
Sue Salloom, Customs
Sue Begley, DFAT
Sue Sutton, FaCS
Jenifer Rahmoy, CGC
Patrick Stakelum, ACT Govt
Peter Thomson, HIC
Tony Lawrence, Health
Geoff Armitage, ABARE
Sally Goodspeed, Health/ABS
Steve Crabb, CGC/ABS
Nick Parsons, FaCS/ABS
Bob McCombe, DEWR/DEST/ABS


Agenda
Major item: An information session on the recently conducted Census of Defence Personnel, by Roger Wainwright and Michael Power, from the Directorate of Strategic Personnel Planning and Research, Dept of Defence.


Roger and Michael covered in broad terms the planning and operation of the recent Defence personnel Census, highlighting some of the more difficult issues they had to address.

Roger and Michael handed out 'Defence Census 2003' folders which include a photocopy of the overheads used during their talk, as well as the questionnaires and posters used in the Census.

Additional item: An overview of the new procedures that apply in relation to accessing ABS micro-data (i.e. confidentialised unit record files, etc.), including the remote access data laboratory, by Carolyn Kennedy, Client Services, ABS.

Carolyn outlined the new arrangements and handed out a folder which included a copy of the overheads used in her presentation, a CURF access training module, a Remote Access Data Laboratory user guide and copies of the relevant pages from the ABS website (as they were at that time - these web pages are still under development.)

If you would like to receive one or both of the folders handed out at the meeting, please contact me. The overheads from the two presentations are also available in PowerPoint format on request.

Next meeting
The Network Planning Committee is due to meet soon, after which we'll be able to advise you of details for the next meeting. As usual, suggestions for agenda items are most welcome. If any member would like to offer to host the next meeting, we'd like to hear from you.

Regards

Rob Martyn
Stats Network Coordinator
Phone (02) 6252 5280



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