ABS Round Table on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics

ROUND TABLE ON ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STATISTICS

The ABS Round Table on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics is an advisory group established by the ABS in March 2013. It is unique from other advisory groups in that its membership consists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have extensive grassroots experience working within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Members have been selected from a mix of urban and remote areas across Australia including the Torres Strait and bring a range of expertise working in (or across) the research, service provision and community advocacy and government sectors.

The Round Table provides the ABS with grassroots perspectives and advice on tactical and operational components of the ABS’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statistics program. This has also included providing advice and guidance around understanding conceptual issues from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective. Since March 2013, the Round Table has provided invaluable advice and feedback to the ABS on a range of projects to improve data quality and increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ participation in the ABS’ statistical processes.

ROUND TABLE ON ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STATISTICS MEMBERSHIP LIST

Jason Oakley (Chair)

Sonia Townson (Deputy Chair)

Aven S Noah

Darren Williams

Dawn Casey

Dean Wright

Dianne Baldock

Donna Fraser

Eunice Yu

Gerry Moore

Laurie Hutchison

Luke Shannon

Mara West

Norsiyah Mokak

Sharon Barnes

Sharon Hayes

Peter Riley