7105.0.55.003 - National Agricultural Statistics Review - Preliminary findings, 2013-14  
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How to provide comment on the preliminary findings

The preliminary findings contained within this publication are based on analysis of the public submissions and stakeholder consultation undertaken up until 14 February 2014. The NASR's final recommendations will be published as a component of the final report, due for release on 7 July 2014 on the ABS website. Comment received up until 16 May 2014 will be considered in the final report.

Who can provide comment?
Any interested individuals, groups and organisations are invited to provide comment to the NASR.

Acknowledgement of comment
Public submissions and public comment provided by stakeholders will not be published as part of the NASR's final report.

Acknowledgement of the submitting organisation or individual will be published on the ABS website as part of the NASR's final report, unless requested to be withheld. Acknowledgement of comment provided by individuals will be reflected under an 'Individual submissions/comment' category as part of the NASR's final report. Individual names will not be published.

How to provide comment
Additional information is sought from stakeholders to identify opportunities for innovation and improved coordination that will reduce respondent burden and improve data quality within the NASIS.

Your comment on the NASR preliminary findings can be made by providing a response to the following:

    1. If the dimensions of ‘data quality’ adequately capture areas of opportunity for reducing respondent burden and increasing data quality in the NASIS.

    2. Considering the statistical cycle, where the key opportunities are for innovation to reduce respondent burden and increase data quality in the NASIS:


        content development

        data collection

        data processing




    3. If there are existing innovations that could be adopted or adapted to meet the needs of stakeholders of the NASIS.

    4. How the needs of different stakeholders of the NASIS can be best coordinated to reduce respondent burden and improve data quality.

    5. Considering the capability component of resourcing, where the highest priorities are for improving coordination in the NASIS:






        Other resources

    6. If there are any other innovation and collaboration opportunities that could improve the coordination and efficiency of the NASIS.

Please note, comment on the NASR preliminary findings needs to be accompanied by the comment coversheet.

The comment coversheet is located on the Downloads tab of this publication and is linked here: National Agricultural Statistics Review - Comment on Preliminary Findings.

If you are unable to provide written comment by the due date, you are welcome to provide a response over the telephone.

Where to send comment
Comment will be accepted by email or post.

By email:

By post:

National Agricultural Statistics Review
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 66
Hobart TAS 7001

NASR Project Team
1800 683 051

Due date for comment

Comment will be received up until 5.00pm on Friday 16 May 2014.

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