NatStats 2010 conference, Sydney (Media Release), 2010

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13 September, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)

NatStats 2010 conference, Sydney

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is conducting the NatStats 2010 Conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour from Thursday 16th to Friday 17th September 2010.

NatStats 2010 presents the opportunity for journalists to speak directly with influential speakers on a range of topics including social inclusion, environmental issues, planning and government initiatives.

There will be an array of leaders and high profile commentators, researchers and policy makers from all levels of government, academia, community and business.

The conference gets underway on Thursday 16 September, opening with Treasury Secretary, Dr Ken Henry, speaking on “Challenges facing Australian Society: Issues, Policy and Information”. In following sessions, speakers will include: Program Director of the Grattan Institute, Mr Saul Eslake; Assistant Reserve Bank Governor, Dr Philip Lowe; and Westpac Managing Director, Mr William H Evans. Topics for discussion will include finance, policy, productivity, innovation, technology and planning.

The final day of the conference, on Friday 17 September, features a session hosted by former WA Premier, Professor Geoff Gallop, a professor and director at the University of Sydney. Later sessions focus on trade, immigration, ageing and the changing population.
    More details on the conference program including speaker biographies can be found at

    All media requests (including conference attendance), should be directed to:
    Dean Souter 02 6252 5691; 0405 12 4471
    Guy Sweeting 02 6252 7668; 0402 85 4244

    A splitter box will be provided on-site.

    A new online resource, Data Quality Online, will be on display at NatStats. Find out how this tool assists the vast range of data suppliers, collectors and users draft data quality statements and talk to the experts about data quality issues.