1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Jul 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2006   
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Katrina Hopkins
Department of Indigenous Affairs

Stats Talk: What is your role, Katrina?

Katrina: Principle Planning Officer, Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA)

Stats Talk: Where do you work?

Katrina: Head Office, Perth, Strategic and Business Services

Stats Talk: What is your role in the organisation?

Katrina: My current role at DIA includes coordination and project management of the Key Indicators Report : Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage in Western Australia (OID). When complete this report and the underlying framework will be used to influence policy development in Indigenous affairs.

Stats Talk: What ABS statistical information do you use from ABS@?

Katrina: That contained in the OID WA report (as we have tried to report within-WA statistics); and Census data. I look forward to using it more frequently after the next Census when it is expected a lot more data will be uploaded by agencies.

Stats Talk: What additional information would you find useful if it was available via ABS@ ?

Katrina: All information relating to the WA OID indicators, and WA Indigenous and non-Indigenous data comparisons by geographic region (old ATSIC or LGA, SLA) for health indicators (STIs and other infectious diseases).