1308.7 - Inform NT, Jun 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/06/2010   
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Following the success of the inaugural NatStats Conference held in Melbourne in 2008, the ABS is hosting another NatStats Conference in Sydney on 15–17 September 2010.

The theme for NatStats 2010 is "Measuring what counts: economic development, wellbeing and progress in 21st century Australia", which will explore drivers of economic and related social change that are shaping Australia's future development.

There is an impressive line up of speakers for the Conference including Dr Ken Henry AC (Secretary, Department of the Treasury), Dr Philip Lowe (Assistant Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia), Mr Paul McClintock AO (Chairman, COAG Reform Council) and Prof Paul Cheung (Director, Statistics Division, United Nations).

I hope that some of you who are involved in policy and decision-making are able to attend and contribute your ideas for improving the Australian statistical system for the future. For more information about the Conference, including information on how to register, please refer to the NatStats 2010 Conference article in the Developments in ABS Statistics section of this newsletter.

Tom Joseph

Regional Director