1005.0 - ABS Corporate Plan, 2019-20  
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Key Activities

  • Collaboration with other government agencies to provide integrated data which supports complex policy and research information needs, including under the Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA). Projects delivering safe and secure access to integrated data to inform important decisions include collaborating with:
    • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia to inform improved forecasts and enable warning communications to be targeted to those Australians most at risk during heatwaves
    • AIHW and Department of Human Services (DHS) to better target the delivery of health and mental health services
    • Department of Education to create a direct income measure to determine the capacity of a non-government school community to contribute financially to their school
    • Reserve Bank of Australia, the Treasury, state territory governments to understand firm the impact of firm dynamics on the economy

  • Membership of external task forces, committees (e.g. Deputy Secretaries’ Data Group)
  • Provision of resources to the Parliamentary Library to provide advice to ministers on ABS statistics
  • Public engagement on Census 2021 with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Strategic out-postings established with key stakeholders to better understand stakeholder needs and improve access to ABS data

    Outcomes
    • ABS and key data users collaborate to improve Australia’s national data infrastructure in priority areas


      Performance MeasuresMethodTarget

      External fora
      = ABS membership of key external decision-making fora or advisory boards and outcomes of participation

      Measure frequency: biannual


      Case studies of impact of ABS membership on key external fora

      Not Applicable

      Stakeholder health
      = average stakeholder rating of the value of their relationship with the ABS and level of engagement of the public through social media channels

      Measure frequency: annual
      • Survey of a range of stakeholders
      • Social media engagement
      • Maintain or improve previous stakeholder survey scores
      • Maintain 3% rate of social media engagement
      • Increase the number of ABS social media followers by 7%
      • Increase in impressions/posts by 8%


      Partnerships
      = outcomes of projects undertaken in collaboration with external customers


      Measure frequency: biannual


      Case studies showing outcomes/direct realisable benefits to the partner and to the ABS within the current year

      Not Applicable


    Current Capability
    • Awareness of partners’ policy environments
    • Re-engineering business processes
    • Expert advisors to partner entities
    Capability Required
    • Strong customer focused culture
    • Stakeholder engagement expertise


    Associated Enterprise Risk

    D. The ABS experiences a reduction in social licence and/or loses the confidence of Government, the Parliament and other key authorising entities