1005.0 - ABS Corporate Plan, 2016-17  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/08/2016   
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has a long history of providing trusted official statistics to inform decisions on issues of importance to Australia.

To remain relevant and to capitalise on the opportunities of a dynamic information environment, the ABS is fundamentally transforming across all aspects of the organisation to unleash the power of statistics for a better Australia. The Australian Government investment of $257 million to modernise our infrastructure over five years is the foundation for the ABS to transform for the 21st Century.

This Corporate Plan articulates the ABS organisational objectives and strategic priorities in this transformation context. It highlights the ambidextrous nature of the ABS, recognising that we need to continue delivering high quality and timely official statistics, while innovating to take advantage of new information opportunities, strengthening our partnerships, and driving high performance.

This plan also sets out our processes to ensure effective management of risk during this period of transformation, as well as outlining the measures we will use to monitor our performance.

As the accountable authority of the ABS, I am pleased to present the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016–17 Corporate Plan1.

David W. Kalisch

Australian Statistician

Download a hardcopy of the ABS Corporate Plan 2016-17

1 This Corporate Plan covers the period 2016–17 to 2019–20, required under paragraph 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.