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The ABS will continue to build on its current engagement strategy, with future initiatives focusing on increasing its engagement with Indigenous people, Indigenous communities, governments, and the research community (refer to section 3.1).
The ABS will develop a framework for the measurement of Indigenous wellbeing in consultation and collaboration with stakeholders, taking into account both Indigenous perspectives of wellbeing, and policy and research priorities (refer to section 3.2).
The ABS will explore how its existing collection and analytical program could incorporate more information on Indigenous children and youth and will seek advice on the feasibility of collecting additional data on young people through Indigenous surveys in the household survey program (refer to section 3.3).
The ABS will position itself to understand, and respond to, emerging needs for Indigenous economic and business statistics through continued exploration and assessment of external administrative data sets and by investigating prospective frameworks for measuring Indigenous economic activity (refer to section 3.4).
The ABS will continue to enhance existing survey collections to improve the availability and usefulness of Indigenous data and will support efforts to improve the quality of administrative collections so as to facilitate better measurement of change over time across a range of statistics, including births and deaths registration data, population estimates and projections, life expectancy, labour force characteristics, participation in education and crime and justice statistics (refer to section 3.5).
The ABS will continue to engage with data users to monitor regional data needs and will explore innovative ways of improving availability of small area data (refer to section 3.6).
The ABS is committed to ongoing consultation on its work program, and intends to continue to review its Indigenous statistics program on a regular basis.
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