4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Apr 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/04/2005   
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    The ABS has a continuing commitment to develop the quality of official statistical information and work collaboratively with a range of government agencies to deliver the statistics required by Australians. A major activity for the coming year is the compilation of the Information Development Plan(IDP). Shortly, two papers will be released in the first stage of the consultation process. The first will be a paper on the proposed process for the Ageing Information Development Plan. The second will be a paper which presents current thinking of the ABS on the Key Issues in Ageing.

    In other IDP related activities, a recently released ABS Information Paper Key Issues Relating to Children and Youth (cat. no. 4908.0) is an attempt to identify the "key issues" relating to children and youth. The key issues are described in broad terms, along with a discussion of the policies, key questions and related key data sources.

    The Information Paper has been written as a tool to engage stakeholders in the field of children and youth statistics. As such, it is designed to generate discussion among stakeholders so that the ABS can clarify the important (key) issues in this field as input to the development of the Children and Youth Information Development Plan.