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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