8101.0 - Innovation and Technology Update (Newsletter), Nov 1999  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/05/2000   
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This is the first edition of the ABS Science and Technology Statistics Newsletter. We hope you find it useful and would very much appreciate any feedback you have to offer.

Please send any comments to Sheridan Roberts on (06) 6252 5019 or email sheridan.roberts@abs.gov.au.

The purpose of the Newsletter is to let you know about the range of science and technology indicators which are produced by the ABS and provide you with information on statistical developments and future data releases.

For your interest, we have included some highlights from the most recent household use of IT survey and a feature article which compares Australia's R&D expenditure with that of other OECD countries.

Australian policy makers see science and technology as a very important driver of economic progress, hence it is crucial to them to have access to a good reliable set of statistical indicators. The ABS is responding to that need by producing the range of indicators described below.