1370.0 - Measuring Australia's Progress, 2002  
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Contents >> Appendix 2: Acknowledgements


The expert group was formed in 2000 to help guide this publication's development. It met three times: in October 2000, February 2001 and August 2001. Each member is expert in one or more areas of Australian progress, and members of the group also commented on parts of the draft publication.

The members were:

Mr Ian CastlesAustralian National University
Mr Richard EckersleyAustralian National University
Dr Clive HamiltonThe Australia Institute
Professor Ann HardingNational Centre for Social and Economic Modelling
Ms Betty Hounslow(SEE FOOTNOTE 1)formerly Australian Council of Social Services
Professor Max Neutze(SEE FOOTNOTE 2)formerly Australian National University
Ms Eleri Morgan-Thomas(SEE FOOTNOTE 3)New South Wales Federation of Housing Associations
Dr Michael SalvarisSwinburne University
Dr Denis SaundersSustainable Ecosystems, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

1. Betty Hounslow left the group in early-2001.
2. The late Professor Neutze attended the first meeting.
3. Eleri Morgan-Thomas joined the group in mid-2001.


A great many people and organisations gave up their time to comment on sections of the draft publication or to provide information. We would like to thank the following in particular:

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests~Australia; Mr John Ainley, Australian Council for Educational Research; Australian Greenhouse Office; Australian Institute of Criminology; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; Dr Margi Bohm, Division of Science and Design, University of Canberra; Bureau of Resource Sciences; Prof. Bruce Chapman, Australian National University; Assoc. Prof. Rob Close, University of Western Sydney; Mr Kieran Davies, ABN AMRO Bank; Department of Education, Science and Training; Department of Employment and Workplace Relations; Department of Family and Community Services; Department of Health and Ageing; Prof. Meredith Edwards, University of Canberra; Environment Australia; Dr Tim Flannery, South Australian Museum; Dr Tony Friend; Department for Conservation and Land Management; Mr David Geering, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service; Mr Andreas Glanznig, World Wide Fund for Nature~Australia; Dr Phil Gibbons, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service; Dr Ian Gynther, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service; Dr Tim Low, consultant biologist and author; Ms Janelle Lowry, Queensland Environmental Protection Agency; Prof. Mark Lyons, University of Technology, Sydney; Mr Ian McAuley, University of Canberra; Murray-Darling Basin Commission; National Land and Water Resources Audit; National Office for the Information Economy; Mr Barry Nolan, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service; Productivity Commission; Prof. Sue Richardson, Flinders University; Department of the Treasury; Dr Don Weatherburn, New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research; Dr John Woinarski, Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory; Dr Judy Yates, University of Sydney.

We would also like to thank the many people from the following organisations who attended seminars and/or who responded to the consultation for Measuring Australia's Progress in the autumn of 2001:

Commonwealth agencies and departments: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission; Attorney General's Department, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Australian Institute of Family Studies; Australian National Audit Office; Australian National Training Authority; Commonwealth Grants Commission; Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Department of Industry, Science and Research; Department of Transport and Regional Services; Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; National Office of Health and Safety; Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Department of Health and Ageing); Reserve Bank of Australia.

New South Wales agencies and departments: Department of Housing; Department of Land and Water Conservation; Department of Public Works and Services; Department of State and Regional Development; Department of Urban Affairs and Planning; Department for Women; Environment Protection Authority; Police Service New South Wales; Roads and Traffic Authority; Department of the Treasury.

Victoria agencies and departments: Department of Education and Training; Department of Human Services; Department of Infrastructure; Department of Natural Resources and the Environment; Department of Premier and Cabinet; Department of State and Regional Development; Department of Treasury and Finance.

Queensland agencies and departments: Arts Queensland; Commission of Children and Young People; Department of Emergency Services; Department of Employment and Training; Department of Housing; Department of Industrial Relations; Department of Innovation and Information Economy; Department of Justice; Department of Local Government and Planning; Department of Main Roads; Department of Natural Resources and Mines; Department of Premier and Cabinet; Department of Primary Industries; Department of Public Works; Department of Sport and Recreation; Department of State Development; Department of the Treasury; Department of Transport; Environment Protection Agency; Multicultural Affairs Queensland; Office of Economic and Statistical Research; Queensland Health; Queensland Railways.

South Australia agencies and departments: Attorney-General's Department; Australian Centre for Policing Research; Division of State Aboriginal Affairs; Department for Administrative and Information Services; Department of Education, Training and Employment; Department of Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs; Department of Human Services; Department of Industry and Trade; Department of Justice; Department of Premier and Cabinet; Department of Treasury and Finance; Department of Transport, Urban Planning and the Arts; Information Economy Policy Office; Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia.

Western Australia agencies and departments: Aboriginal Affairs Department; Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chamber of Minerals and Energy; Department of Commerce and Trade; Department of Conservation and Land Management; Department of Environmental Protection; Department of the Treasury; Family and Children's Services Policy Office; Health Department; Ministry of Justice; Office of Housing Policy; Office of Seniors' Interests; Ministry of Planning; Ministry of Premier and Cabinet; Office of Citizenship and Multicultural Interest; Office of Energy; Sport and Recreation; Western Australia Police Service; Women's Policy Office.

Tasmania agencies and departments: Arts Tasmania; Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Premier and Cabinet; Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment; Department of State Development; Resource Planning and Development Commission; State Library of Tasmania.

Northern Territory agencies and departments: Attorney General's Department; Department of Asian Relations and Trade; Department of Lands, Planning and Environment; Key Centre for Tropical Wildlife Management; Office of Aboriginal Development; Office of Supervising Scientist; NT Tourist Commission; Department of Transport and Works; Treasury.

ACT agencies and departments: Chief Minister's Department; Department of Health, Housing and Community Care; Department of Planning, Land and Management; Department of Urban Services.

Local government: Adelaide City Council, South Australia; Brisbane City Council, Queensland; City of Banyule, Victoria; City of Darebin, Victoria; Delatite Shire Council, Victoria; Gleneira City Council, Victoria; Gold Coast City Council, Queensland; Palmerston City Council, Northern Territory; Sutherland Shire Council, New South Wales.

Higher Education Institutions: Deakin University; Edith Cowan University; National Institute of Labour Studies - Flinders University; Griffith University; Institute of Social Research - Swinburne University; Murdoch University; Northern Territory University; South Australian Centre for Economic Studies; Institute for Sustainable Futures - Sydney University of Technology; University of Adelaide; University of Canberra; University of Melbourne; Community Services and Research Centre - University of Queensland; University of Sydney; Department of Rural Health - University of Tasmania.

Other Organisations: Access Economics; Australian Conservation Foundation; Australian Council of Social Services; Australian Institute of Family Studies; BIS Shrapnel; Brotherhood of St Laurence; Chamber of Commerce (Northern Territory); Community Business Partnership; Council of Australian State Libraries; Council of Social Services of New South Wales; Futures Foundation; KPMG; Leader of the Opposition (Northern Territory); Local Government and Shires Association; Local Government Association (NT); Mission Australia; National Industry Association for Disability Services; North Sydney Health Service; New South Wales Farmers' Federation; Outlook Management - South Australia; Queensland Council of Social Services; Tasmanian Minerals Council Ltd; Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; ThreeSixty; Victorian Local Governance Association; Western Sydney Regional Information and Research Service; Women's Electoral Lobby (South Australia).

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