6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jan 2011  
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Recent Conferences, Workshops and Events

Staff from the ABS Labour Statistics Program have recently been involved in a number of conferences, workshops and events, including:

21st Australian Labour Market Research Workshop, Glenelg, 13-14 December 2010

The Australian Labour Market Research Workshop (ALMR) was held in Glenelg, South Australia from 13-14 December 2010. This is an annual conference designed to share high quality research on labour economics and labour relations and to promote informed debate among economists about current labour market issues in Australia. The 2010 workshop was sponsored by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and hosted by the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS), Flinders University.

The ABS presented a paper on Recent and Upcoming Developments in ABS Labour Statistics.

For more information please visit the conference website - http://nils.flinders.edu.au/events.php?eid=1279600797

Introduction to Labour Statistics training

The ABS has recently conducted the Introduction to Labour Statistics in Adelaide (18 November 2010) and Sydney (2 December 2010). The course is designed for anyone who uses or needs to understand ABS Labour Statistics. The course provides an an overview of the range of concepts and issues associated with ABS labour statistics. It explores the data produced by both household and employer based collections, and highlights the range of products available to access labour-related data.

On 23 November 2010, the ABS ran a tailored version of this course for economic journalists in Melbourne.

Courses are currently scheduled for delivery in 2011 for most State / Territory capital cities. For more details about this and other statistical training, or to register interest in a course, please refer to the ABS Training page, or contact Michael Gerrity on (02) 6252 5514 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>

The Aftermath of The Crisis Conference, Newcastle, 2-3 December 2010

This conference, incorporating the 12th Path to Full Employment Conference and the 17th National Conference on Unemployment, was held at the University of Newcastle from 2-3 December 2010. This is an annual conference held by The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (known as CofFEE) - an official research centre at the University of Newcastle.

For more information please visit the conference website - http://e1.newcastle.edu.au/coffee/conferences/2010/index.cfm
World Statistics Day, 20 October 2010

The inaugural World Statistics Day, initiated by the United Nations, was celebrated on 20 October 2010. Celebrations were held around the country, within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and across the wider statistical community.

The ABS Central Office hosted a seminar with guest speaker Professor Glenn Withers from Universities Australia talking about the importance of statistics for policy making. To celebrate the day Brian Pink, the Australian Statistician released the following key publications:
  • A Guide for Using Statistics for Evidence Based Policy
  • The Recommendations of NatStats 2010 and the NatStats 2010 DVD
  • The Community Trust in ABS Statistics Survey final results.

For further information regarding World Statistics Day visit the UNSD website

Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Research Forum 2010 and Research Data Workshop, Adelaide, 1 October 2010

The 2nd OHSW Research Forum and the 1st Research Data Workshop were held in Adelaide on 1 October 2010. This forum, organised and coordinated by SafeWork South Australia, is aimed at preventing work-related injury and illness. Participants were from a range of universities, research bodies, Comcare, employers and employee associations, WorkCover and SafeWork SA.

The ABS presented a paper on Workplace injury, fatality and denominator data available from the ABS.
NatStats 2010 Conference, Sydney, 15-17 September 2010

The NatStats 2010 Conference was held from 15–17 September 2010, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.

The overall theme for NatStats 2010: "Measuring what counts: economic development, well–being and progress in 21st century Australia", explored drivers of economic and related social change that are shaping Australia's future development.

The conference was very successful and attracted over 460 delegates, 54 presenters and 14 exhibitors representing both users and providers of data from government, business, the media, and the academic and wider communities.

One of the key outcomes of the Conference was the development of a set of Conference Recommendations – broad, strategic objectives that will assist in setting directions for shaping a future statistical system that will be relevant and responsive to future challenges in Australia. The final Recommendations were formally released on 20 October 2010, to celebrate World Statistics Day. Please visit the NatStats website to view the Conference Recommendations, speaker presentations and photos.

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