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Newsletters - APS Stats Network - Record of Meeting - 27 March 2001


Richard MaddenI AIHW
Kuldeep Bhatia
Judith Abercromby
Rob Van der Hoek
Zak Rahmani, DETYA
Frank Wojtaszak, AusAID
Paul NelsonI Health & AC
Wilawan Kanjanapan
Sally Goodspeed, ABS/Health & AC
ndrew Webster, ABS / ATSIC
Andrew Edquist, ISR
Heather Olley, ABS / ISR
Geoff Neideck, ABS / FACS
Ian McDermid, Customs
David WardI DIMA
Stephanie Cook
Geoff Armitage, ABARE
Jeff CarltonI ABS
Gary Dunnet
John Butler
Rob Martyn


Neil Batty, DFAT
Mark Allenby, Health & AC
David McGeachie, DCITA
Peter Thomson, Centrelink
Marie Flint, ABS / ATO
Peter Stanistreet, FACS
Dick Crockett, ABS
Mark Mussared, ISR

The meeting was held in the seminar room, 2nd Floor, Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, Traegar Ct, Fern Hill Park, Bruce, ACT.


Opening Address

Kuldeep Bhatia, Chair of the Network for 2001, opened the first meeting for 2001.

Dr Richard Madden, Director of the AIHW, spoke on the role and status of government statisticians, and the pressures on them, and also on the role of the AIHW.

Maximising the Effectiveness of Web Sites

Gary Dunnet, Director, Dissemination Support, ABS, spoke about ABS web site development plans.

Andrew Webster, ABS Outposted Officer at ATSIC, outlined his plans to develop a more useful ATSIC web site.

Judith Abercromby, AIHW, spoke about how the Institute's web site has developed from a basic site with contact details to an interactive site. Rob Van der Hoek, AIHW, demonstrated the web site's COGNOS datacube facility.

Other Business

Ian McDermid reminded members that Customs would be hosting the next Network meeting, scheduled for 30 May.

The 2001 Planning Committee was introduced to the meeting.

Matters discussed included how meetings would operate during 2001, finalising the draft Terms of Reference and Information Sheet for 2001 and continuing efforts to maintain and expand membership.

More complete details of the matters discussed at the meeting are available on request from the ABS Stats Network Coordinator, Rob Martyn, phone 02 6252 5280, email

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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