AAIs Accountable Authority Instructions
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABS Stats Mobile App Application that enables access to Key Economic Indicators, 2016 Census Data and the Population Clock.
ABW Activity based working
Accredited Integrating Authority Accredited Integrating Authorities are authorised to undertake high risk data integration projects involving Commonwealth data for statistical and research purposes.
AEC Australian Electoral Commission
AGILE Australian Government Indigenous Lateral Entry Program
AMLPS Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey
AMMAs Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
API Application Programming Interface
APS Australian Public Service
APSC Australian Public Service Commission
ASAC Australian Statistics Advisory Council
ASD Australian Signals Directorate
ASIO Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
AWEI Australian Workplace Equality Index
BAU Business as usual
Being hit by moving objects A mechanism of incident which is a result of the action of a moving object hitting the person, including: dog bites; being brushed, bumped, collided with; being cut; grabbed; grasped; leaned on; pierced; rubbed; sliced; stabbed; struck or touched. Moving objects may include: animals; other people; machines; vehicles; appliances; equipment; tools; materials; substances; dust particles; water under pressure and air under pressure.
BERD Business Expenditure on Research and Development Survey
Biological factors A mechanism of incident which results from contact with, or exposure to, germs, bacteria, and other micro-organisms. Contact or exposure includes inhalation, ingestion, absorption, infestation and infection.
BLADE Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment
Body stressing A mechanism of incident which results from stress placed on muscles, tendons, ligaments or bones. Body stressing is usually an outcome of work processes or procedures that involve manual tasks (e.g. lifting, carrying, bending, twisting, sitting, typing, etc.).
Census Census of Population and Housing, conducted every five years under the authority of the Census and Statistics Act 1905. The Census aims to measure accurately the number of people and dwellings in Australia on Census Night, and a range of their key characteristics.
Census PES Census Post-Enumeration Survey. This is conducted after every Census to measure Census quality and produce high quality population estimates.
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CPI Consumer Price Index
Dangerous incident A dangerous incident is an incident in relation to a workplace that exposes a worker or any other person to a serious risk to a person’s health or safety emanating from an immediate or imminent exposure to substances or events described in s37 of the WHS Act.
Data integration Bringing information from different sources together for statistical and research purposes
DataLab Facility delivering remote access to data and increased ability to handle large datasets with faster processing through new /external servers.
DCA Delivery Confidence Assessment
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DIBP Department of Immigration and Border Protection (now Department of Home Affairs)
DIPA Data Integration Partnership for Australia
DRC Disclosure Review Committee
DSS Department of Social Security
DTA Digital Transformation Agency
EAP Employee Assistance Program
EB Executive Board
EL Executive Level
ELG Executive Leadership Group
ELM Enterprise Learning Model
EPBC Act Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
ESAG Economic Statistics Advisory Group
Exposure to workplace or occupational violence A sub group of the Mental Stress mechanism of incident, which includes: victim of assault or threatened assault by a person or persons other than work colleagues; victim of single act of assault or threatened assault by work colleague colleagues; being a victim of, or witnessing bank robberies, hold ups and other violent events; and verbal threats, abuse by a person or persons other than work colleagues.
Falls, trips and slips of a person A mechanism of incident which is a direct result of the action of falling, or in attempting to recover from a fall.
FDV Family and Domestic Violence
FOI Act Freedom of Information Act 1982
FTE full-time equivalent (employees)
FWE Flexible working environment
GSS General Social Survey
GST Goods and Services Tax
HLS Health Literacy Survey
Heat, electricity and environmental factors A mechanism of incident which results from contact with or exposure to heat (or lack of heat), light, radiation, electricity or other environmental factors.
Hitting objects with part of the body A mechanism of incident which results from the motion of a person when hitting, grasping or otherwise striking objects. Objects include: machines, vehicles, appliances, equipment, tools, materials, substances, animals and other people. Hitting includes: brushing, bumping, colliding, cutting, grabbing, grasping, leaning on, piercing, rubbing, slicing, stabbing, caught, striking and touching.
HSR Health and Safety Representative
HR human resources
ICT information and communications technology
IMF International Monetary Fund
IPAA Institute of Public Administration Australia
IPIA Independent privacy impact assessment
IPS Information Publication Scheme
LGBTI+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex
LOC-I Location Integration Capability
MAC Methodology Advisory Committee
MADIP Multi-Agency Data Integration Project
Mechanism of incident A classification intended to identify the overall action, exposure or event that best describes the circumstances that resulted in the most serious injury or disease to the affected person.
Mental stress A mechanism of incident which results from a person experiencing mental stress or being exposed to mentally stressful situations.
MFD multi-function device
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
MP Member of Parliament
N/A not applicable
NDAC National Data Acquisition Centre
NHSC National Health & Safety Committee
No injury/ Damage to property Includes incidents where there was no injury, ‘near misses’, damage to property, or verbal abuse experienced by Interviewers which has not been reported as causing mental stress.
Notifiable incident An incident is notifiable to Comcare if it rises out of the conduct of the business or undertaking by the ABS, and results in the death, serious injury or serious illness of a person or involves a dangerous incident.
OMT Onboarding migration tool
Other and unspecified mechanisms of incident A mechanism of incident not classifiable into other groups, where there are multiple injuries or disease and the selection of the most serious is unclear or there are unknown mechanisms of incident. Includes vehicle incidents and rollovers (vehicle tips in any direction through at least 90 degrees) where an injury occurred.
Outposted officer An ABS officer posted to another agency
PBS Portfolio Budget Statement
PGPA Act Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
PIA Privacy Impact Assessment
PIP Performance Improvement Plan
PM&C Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PSS Personal Safety Survey
PSSAG Population and Social Statistics Advisory Group
RBA Reserve Bank of Australia
RADL Remote Access Data Laboratory
RAP Reconciliation Action Plan
RMS Rehabilitation Management System
s. section (legislation)
SBTP Statistical Business Transformation Program
SBT Program Statistical Business Transformation Program
SDDS Special Data Dissemination Standard
SEIFA Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas
SES Senior Executive Service
SIH Survey of Income and Housing
SME Small and Medium Enterprises
Social licence Ongoing support and/or acceptance from the community and stakeholders
Sound and pressure A mechanism of incident which is a result of sound or changes in pressure. Sound includes noise (unorganised sound), music, speech, sub-sonic sound.
SSC Statistical Strategy Committee
SSF State Statistical Forum
SV Sexual violence
Unscheduled absence Any form of leave which has not been approved in advance, including bereavement, carers, compensation, sick (both with and without evidence) and unauthorised leave.
WHS work health and safety
WHS Act Work Health and Safety Act 2011