1392.0 - Statistical News SA, Sep 2008  
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Symposiums and ConferencesSYMPOSIUMS AND CONFERENCES

NatStats08 Conference - Early Bird Registration Now Open

NatStats08 will be held at the Crown Promenade Melbourne from the 19th - 21st November 2008. Early Bird registration is now open. Keynote speakers include: Mr Greg Bourne (CEO, World Wildlife Fund Australia), Professor Glyn Davis (Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Melbourne), Mr Enrico Giovannini (Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of OECD), Dr Ken Henry AC (Secretary to the Treasury).

NatStats08 Conference will provide a unique opportunity for key stakeholders from across government, business and academia to discuss strategies for improving statistics for the nation.

The focus of the conference will be on measuring progress in Australian society and future information needs. An array of high profile policy and decision makers from across the community have been invited to ensure a varied and exciting program.

For further information on Natstats08, including the full program of speakers, visit the conference website at www.nss.gov.au/natstats.

'More than the sum of its parts' - Second National Symposium on Data Linkage Research
The Second National Symposium on Data Linkage Research will be held at the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide on October 20-21, 2008. It is hosted by the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) of the University of Adelaide.

Inspired by the benefits for policy, planning and services from Western Australian and Canadian data linkage research, and the recent investment in national data linkage infrastructure (NCRIS), the Symposium will discuss a range of issues and themes that will influence Australia’s data linkage capability over the next two decades and how these might shape future development of data linkage research.

This Symposium brings together a range of international and national experts from academia, human services’ agencies and government, to analyse the following and other key questions - What will data linkage research in Australia offer policy-makers, planners and service providers in the twenty-first century? What is the current state-of-play of data linkage nationally? Where should we be heading in the future? What ethical and privacy issues are critical to its good governance?

Further information on the Symposium and registration details are available on PHIDU's website, http://www.publichealth.gov.au.