1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Oct 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2006   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All

Department of the Attorney General Outposting

ABS outposted officers play an important role with regard to transferring knowledge and statistical skills to state government staff and improving the amount of relevant data available for informed decision making.

Greg Hilton recently completed an outposting with the Department of the Attorney General. A key feature of the outposting was to conduct a Statistical Information Review for the Court Services and Tribunals division.

The Review provides a set of recommendations designed to improve the quality, availability and use of information within the division. It is expected that the recommendations will be incorporated into the ongoing development of a statistical framework which adopts the use of standards and promotes best practice. The Review also considered issues arising from the National Information Development Plan for Crime and Justice Statistics which was released by the ABS in 2005.

Many of these crime and justice priority areas overlap with other statistical fields, such as: progress and social well-being, Indigenous issues, children and youth, families and communities, Internet use and electronic crime, health and mental health, substance use, gender, cultural diversity and spatial data.

Greg also assisted with the development of simulation modelling. The models will be used to predict future costs and workloads to help facilitate the generation of forward resource requirements, and also to provide managers with the opportunity to analyse current practices and procedures.

For further information contact Greg Hilton on 08 9360 5991 or email: greg.hilton@abs.gov.au

Did you know?

Census data helps determine the number of seats for each state and territory in the Federal House of Representatives.

Want more information? See How Australia Takes a Census, 2006 (ABS cat. no. 2903.0) on the ABS web site.