ABS Corporate Plan

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The ABS Corporate Plan outlines the role of the ABS as a national statistical agency and the future directions of the organisation

Reference period
2022-23 financial year

Foreword

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The ABS is among the most trusted institutions of government. Quality and objectivity are hallmarks of our data, statistics and insights.

The ABS has shown its value as a rich source of data and information with our supply of more timely data during the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently the high-risk weather season. This has been possible because of the investment in the ABS which enabled us to enhance our systems, to innovate and to build capability. This will continue across the period of this Plan.

The ABS is also leading the Australian Public Service (APS) uplift in data capabilities through the Data Profession, in partnership with the Australian Public Service Commission. The ABS has been working across the APS to develop the foundations and specific offerings to support both generalist and specialist data skills in the public sector.

The current pace and scale of change within the ABS is unprecedented with the rapid emergence of new data sources from both the public and private sectors. This Plan supports the ABS’ continued role to make the most of these new data sources to inform policies, guide decision making, reduce the reporting burden on survey respondents and respond to future crises. It positions the ABS to sustain the shift to more timely and responsive data, statistics and insights.
 

Statement of Preparation

As the Accountable Authority of the ABS, I am pleased to present the 2022-23 ABS Corporate Plan, which covers the period 2022–23 to 2025–26, in accordance with the requirements of section 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Dr David Gruen AO
Australian Statistician

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