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A

abbreviations and acronyms, 119–22

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (Youmpla), 64, 65

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples affirmative measures programs, 65 employed in ABS, 66.

ABS at a glance, 10–18

ABS Audit Committee, 51, 52,123

ABS Management Meetings, 51

ABS Pride Network, 64

ABS Reconciliation Action Plan 2018–2021, 64

ABS Workforce Strategy 2015–2019, 62, 67

absences, unscheduled, 74.

Accountable Authority, 48.

Accountable Authority Instructions, 57, 58

achievements see performance reporting

Activity Based Working fitouts see flexible working arrangements

Addresses and contact details, iv.administrative data, 21, 27, 42 see also data integration

administrative review decisions, 55

advertising and market research, 58–9

advisory groups for ABS, 50–1 see also Australian Statistics Advisory Council

Agile Essentials workshops, 68

agreements with other entities, 31, 36 see also partnerships

AMLPS see Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

annual performance statement, 26 see also performance reporting annual report

2016–17, errors and omissions, 123 enquiries contact details, iv

Appropriation, 5, 84, 85 see also financial statements

asset management, 58

attendance management, 74

Audit Committee, 51, 53, 123

Auditor-General, access clauses in contracts, 57 reports,55

see also Australian National Audit Office audits,external, 20, independent auditor’s report, 86–7

of performance measures, 39

AusTender, 57, 58

Australia Day Awards, 77

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and

Resource Economics and Sciences, 38

Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975, 12, 13, 16, 49, 60, 75

Australian Human Rights Disability Commissioner, 20, 65

Australian Information Commissioner, 54, 55

Australian Labour Account, 3

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey (AMLPS), 2, 4, 19–20, 27

accessibility recognised, 20, 65, advertising, 58, 59, consultancy services required, 57,privacy, 54,risk management, 52,security, 53

significance rating, 20,staff, 20, 69

Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards, 27

Australian National Audit Office,report on financial statements, 86–7

see also Auditor-General

Australian National University Social Research Centre survey, 20

Australian Privacy Principles, 53

Australian Public Service

Code of Conduct breaches, 76

RecruitAbility Scheme, 65

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Australian Statistician

authority and responsibilities, 13, 48

review of year, 2–7

Australian Statistician’s Awards, 77

Australian Statistics Advisory Council, 16–17, 49

Australian Workplace Equality Index, 64

awards (recognition) to ABS, 4, 20, 22, 23, 27, 34, 65 staff, 76–7

B

Bagshaw, Eryk, 41

Banks, Prof. Gary, 16

Bennett, Melissa, 42

big data, 3, 4 see also data integration

Boyton, Adam, 40

Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, 4

business information confidentiality see

confidentiality of data; privacy

Business Longitudinal Analytical Data Environment (BLADE), 21

business transformation (ABS) see transformation program

Byers, David, 16

C

capability development see training and development of ABS staff

capital management plan, 58

case studies

Chief Economist, 41

Data Acquisition, 44

Enhancements to CPI 40

Outgoing Passenger Cards, 42

Personal Safety Survey, 43

Census 2016, 6, 27, advertising, 58, 59,Notices of Direction, 13

Census 2021, 6,Board, 49,Delivery Committee, 49

Census and Statistics Act 1905, 11, 12–13, 54, 60, 120

Census and Statistics Regulation 2016, 13, 60, 75

Census field staff, 75

Census Post-Enumeration Survey, correction of errors in previous report, 123

change management program see transformation program

Chief Economist, 41

Chief Methodologist, 50, 51

Citizen-Centred Innovation Award, 4, 20, 27

coaching and mentoring, 63, 68

code of conduct breaches, 76

collaboration see partnerships

Collett, Stephen, 16

Comcare

compensation claims, 72–4

investigations and inspections, 71

premium rate, 71

committees (ABS), 48–51

Commonwealth data integration see data integration

Commonwealth Director of Public,Prosecutions, 13

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, 58

Commonwealth Ombudsman, 55

Commonwealth Procurement Rules, 57, 78,80

communication of statistics see publications and products; websites

communications technology see information and communications technology (ABS)

confidentiality of data see privacy; security of premises, systems and data

consultancies by ABS, 31, 36

consultants engaged by ABS, 57–8

consultation and communication among ABS staff, 22, 23, 35, 70, 75

consultation with stakeholders see stakeholders

Consumer Price Index, 3, 4, 40

contact details, iv

contracts, 57–8

corporate governance, 48–59

external scrutiny, 55–6

fraud control, iii, 4, 52–3

governance committees, 48–51

IPS requirements, 54

privacy, 53–4

security of premises and systems, 53 see also procurement; risk management

Corporate Plan, 11

court actions, 13

courts and tribunals (external scrutiny of ABS), 55

Crompton, Michael, 54

crop statistics, 4

cross-border passenger movements, 42

cultural change programs, 34, 63–4 see also transformation program

Cultural Competence Program, 64

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culturally and linguistically diverse groups see workplace diversity

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network, 64

cyber threats see security of premises, systems and data

D

data collection methods, 33, 44

data dissemination see publications andproducts

data integration, 3–4, 21–2 see also

administrative data; big data

Data Integration Partnership for Australia, 3,21–2, 27

data management see information and

communications technology (ABS)

DataLab, 10, 21, 31, 36, 37

de Haan, Prof. Jan, 40

Deakin University, 44

deliverables (Program 1.1), 17–18

Department of Education and Training, 3, 38

Department of Environment and Energy, 21,

38

Department of Finance, 32, 40, 55

ABS adherence to guidance for annual

performance statements, 39

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 38

Department of Home Affairs, 42

Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 42

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 3, 21

Department of Social Services, 40, 43

disability people with disability employed in ABS,35, 65, 66

Disability and Carers Network, 64

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, 20, 65

Disclosure Review Committee, 50

dissemination of information see publications and products; websites

Diversity and Gender Equality Award, 65

diversity in the workplace, 35, 64–7

domestic violence, 43

E

ecological sustainability, 78–81

Economics Statistics Advisory Group, 30, 50

email inquiry service see National Information and Referral Service

Employee Assistance Program, 74

employees of ABS see human resources management

enabling legislation, 12–13 see also names of specific Acts

energy consumption and management (ABS), 79–81

engagement with stakeholders see stakeholders

enquiry service see National Information and Referral Service

enterprise agreements, 63, 75

Enterprise Learning Model, 67

entity resource statement, 84

entrepreneurship, 21

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ecological sustainability principles, 78–81

Ernst & Young, 53

errors and omissions in previous annual reports, 123

Excellence Awards, 76–7

Executive Board, 49, 50, 52

Executive Capability Development seminar series, 68

Executive Leadership Group replacement, 49

exempt contracts, 58

expenses for outcome, 85 see also financial performance

external scrutiny, 55–6

Gateway Review of SBTP, 6, 28, 32–3, 55

F

Facebook followers, 10

family violence, 43

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia., 20

female staff, 35, 60–2, 67

finance law compliance, 85

financial performance

asset management, 58

consultancy and user-funded revenue, 31, 36

expenses for Outcome 1, 85

independent auditor’s report, 86–7

PGPA Act compliance statement, 85

resource allocation, 5

resource statement, 84

financial statements, 86–111

Flex Works, 22, 65

flexible working arrangements, 22–3, 35, 65, 81

Fox, Prof. Kevin, 40

fraud control, iii, 4, 52–3

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Freedom of Information Act 1982, 13, 54, 58

functions (ABS) see role and functions (ABS)

fundraising (staff), 77

G

Gateway Review

process, 32

of SBTP, 6, 28, 32–3, 55

Gender and Diversity Action Plan 2014–17,23

gender balance in ABS, 35, 60–2, 67

Gender Equity Network, 64

gender pay gaps, 65

General Social Survey, 33, 44

geospatial data and statistics, 21

glossary, 119–22

Gould, Dr Phillip, 16

governance see corporate governance

government agency data see administrative data

graduate recruitment, 34, 65, 67, 69

green energy, 80–1

Green Lease Schedules, 79

H

Health Literacy Survey, 33, 44

health promotion in ABS see workplace

health and safety

highlights of 2017–18, 2

Hockman, Bruce, 41

household inflation indicators see Consumer Price Index

human resources management, 60–77

attendance management, 74

coaching and mentoring, 63, 68

compensation and rehabilitation, 71–4

consultation and communication, 22,23, 35, 70, 75

cultural change programs, 34, 63–4

displaced staff, 63

employee networks, 64–5

employment arrangements, 75

flexible working arrangements, 22, 65,81

leadership development, 63–4, 68

location of staff, 61

People and Culture Action Plan, 34–5,67

People Committee, 50, 70

performance management of staff, 76

recruitment, 65, 67, 69

salary arrangements, 76

seconded officers, 36, 38

staff gender balance, 60–1, 67

staff numbers and profile, 35, 60–2,65–7

staff recognition and awards, 76–7

staff satisfaction with working conditions, 22, 23

staffing average level, 85

training and development, 67–9, 70

unscheduled absences, 74

workforce planning, 28, 35, 62–3

workplace diversity, 64–7

workplace health and safety, 35, 50, 70–4

I

illness and injury incidence (ABS staff), 71–4

Inclusion and Diversity Strategy, 34, 64

Indigenous Australians see Aboriginal and

Torres Strait Islander peoples

individual determinations (section 24(1) of

the Public Service Act 1999), 75

Individual Flexibility Arrangements, 75

inflation indicators see Consumer Price Index

information and communications technology

(ABS), 23, 80 see also websites

information and referral service see National Information and Referral Service

information dissemination see publications

and products; websites (ABS)

Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd, 54

Information Privacy Principles see Australian

Privacy Principles

Information Publication Scheme, 54

injury and illness incidence (ABS staff), 71–4

Instagram followers, 10

Institute of Public Administration Australia

Public Sector Innovation Awards, 4, 20, 27, 42

integrated data see data integration

Internal Control Framework, 48

International Monetary Fund, 29

international standards, 29

J

Jackson Pulver, Prof. Lisa, 16

job creation, 21

judicial decisions, 55

K

Kalisch, David see Australian Statistician

L

labour market data, 3

leadership development, 63–4, 68

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legislation ABS subject to, 13 ,enabling ABS functions, 12–13

letter of transmittal, iii

Leveraging Asperger’s and Autism Network, 64

linked data see data integration

LinkedIn followers, 10

location data, 21

locations of ABS see offices (ABS)

Lokhorst, Justin, 65

Long Service Awards, 77

M

MADIP see Multi-Agency Data Integration Project

Male Champions of Change, 65

Management Fundamentals program, 68

Management Meetings, 51

market research, 58–9

McCarthy, Paul, 40

McCormack, Hon. Michael, 12

media coverage, 41

media enquiries contact details, iv

mentoring, 68

Methodology Advisory Committee, 51

microdata, 37, 38

Miners, Stephen, 16

Minister for Finance, 29

Ministers, 7, 12

mission,ABS see role and functions (ABS),ASAC, 16

Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP), 21, 54

multicultural marketing for 2016 Census, 27

N

National Accounts, 3

National Data Acquisition Centre, 44

National Forum (ABS staff), 75

National Health and Safety Committee, 50

National Information and Referral Service, iv, 10

non-salary benefits, 77

Notices of Direction, 13

notifiable data breaches scheme, 53, 54

notifiable incidents (WHS), 71

O

objectives of ABS see outcome and program; purpose (ABS),occupational health and safety see workplace health and safety

offices (ABS)

ecological sustainability

78–81,flexible working environment

22–3 locations and contact details, iv

security, 53

staff numbers at, 61

Ombudsman, 55

omissions and errors in previous annual reports, 123

organisational structure, 13–15

restructures, 27–8

organisational transformation program see transformation program

outcome and program, 17–18 see also performance reporting

Outgoing Passenger Cards, 42

outputs see publications and products

P

parliamentary committees, submissions to,56

partnerships, 4, 7, 19–20, 27, 36, 37–8, 44

passenger movements cross-border, 42

pay (ABS employees) see remuneration

Payne, Prof. Abigail, 16

People and Culture Action Plan, 34–5, 67

People Committee, 50, 70

Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), 76

performance management (staff), 76 see also

human resources management

performance reporting, 26–44

ABS adherence to Dept of Finance

guidance, 39

ABS at a glance (metrics), 10

analysis of performance against

purpose, 26–8

deliverables, 17–18

environmental performance, 78–81

highlights of 2017–18, 2

stakeholder relationship performance, 30, 32, 37–8

Strategic Priority 1 (provide high quality statistics), 29–32, 40

Strategic Priority 2 (transform the ABS for the future), 32–5

Strategic Priority 3 (develop and implement new statistical solutions), 36–8, 43–4

personal information confidentiality see privacy

Personal Safety Survey, 43

pioneer statistical collections, 33

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plans and planning

Corporate Plan, 11

fraud control, iii, 52

ICT Energy Management Plan, 80

people and culture, 34–5, 67

workforce, 28, 35, 62–3, 67

Population and Social Statistics Advisory Group, 30, 51

Population Census see Census

Population Census Pro, 10

Portfolio Budget Statements

outcome and program, 17–18, 29

portfolio membership, 12

postal surveys see Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

Pride Network, 65

priorities (ABS), 11

privacy, 4, 11, 53–4

Privacy Act 1988, 11, 13, 53, 54

procurement, 57–8

Productivity Commission, 38

program deliverables, 17–18

protective security, 50, 53

Provisional Improvement Notices, 71

public data management see administrative data; data integration

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, iii, 13, 85, 86 compliance statement, 26

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013, 13

Public Sector Innovation Awards, 4, 20, 27, 42

Public Service Act 1999, 13 employment arrangements, 75 section 24(1) determinations, 75

public value, 5, 37

publications and products

statistical products released, 3, 10

usage and uptake, 31–2, 37 see also websites

purchasing, 57–8

purpose (ABS), 11, 26

R

recognition and reward scheme see Excellence Awards

reconciliation plan, 64

RecruitAbility Scheme, 65

recruitment, 34, 65, 66, 67, 69

recycling, 79, 80, 81

rehabilitation management, 72–4

Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) tool, 31

remuneration, 76

gender pay gaps, 65

Reserve Bank of Australia, 30, 38, 40

Resource Prioritisation and Finance Committee, 50

resource statement , 84 see also financial performance

retail transactions data see transactions data

revenue, consultancy and user-funded, 31, 36 see also financial management

risk management, 4, 20, 57

framework and oversight, 28, 52

fraud risk assessment, 53

statistical risk management, 40, 49, 55

work health and safety, 70

see also corporate governance

road freight statistics, 4

role and functions (ABS), 11, 12–13, 17–18

S

safety

Personal Safety Survey, 43

in the workplace see workplace health and safety

same-sex marriage law survey see Australian

Marriage Law Postal Survey

satellite imagery, 4

scanning at supermarket checkouts see transactions data

school funding modelling, data for, 3, 21

seconded officers, 36, 38

secrecy see privacy

section 24(1) determinations, 75

Security Committee, 50

security of premises, systems and data, 53

Senior Executive Service (SES)

employment arrangements, 75

numbers and gender balance, 35, 60–2, 67

recruitment, 69

remuneration, 76

Service Improvement Steering Committee, 50

sexual violence, 43

small business participation in procurement market, 57

social media, 3, 10

socio-economic status scores calculation, 3

Special Data Dissemination Standards, 29

staff see human resources management

Stakeholder Relationship Health Assessment, 30, 32, 37–8

stakeholders, 11, 27–8

engagement and satisfaction, 28, 30, 32, 37–8, 41

standards, international, 29,130 Australian Bureau of Statistics ANNUAL REPORT 2017–18

state and territory ABS offices, iv

state and territory governments, ABS

collaboration with, 38, 40

State Statistical Forum, 30, 51

Statement of Expectations for the ABS, 12

see also role and functions (ABS)

Statistical Business Transformation Program, 6, 28, 32–3, 44, 55, 57, 68

Statistical Business Transformation Program Delivery Board, 49

Statistical Business Transformation Program

Executive Board, 49

statistical collections and new SBTP capabilities, 33

statistical data integration see data integration

Statistical Network Services and Technology Committee see Service Improvement Steering Committee

statistical products and services see publications and products

statistical risk management, 40, 49, 55

Statistical Strategy Committee, 49

Statistician see Australian Statistician

Statistics Determination 1983, 13

Strategic Partners, 29

Strategic Partnership Managers, 38

strategic planning see Corporate Plan

Strategic Priority 1 (provide high quality statistics), 29–32, 40

Strategic Priority 2 (transform the ABS for the future), 32–5

Strategic Priority 3 (develop and implement

new statistical solutions), 36–8, 43–4

submissions to parliamentary committees, 56

Sukkar, Hon. Michael, 12

supermarket checkout data see transactions data

T

TableBuilder products sessions, 10

telecommunications data, 4

telematics data from trucks, 4

telephone inquiry service see National

Information and Referral Service

telephone interviewing capabilities, 33

territory governments, ABS collaboration

with, 38

territory offices of ABS, iv

Torres Strait Islander population see

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

peoples

training and development of ABS staff, 67–9, 70

transactions data, 4, 40

transformation program, 4, 6, 28, 32–3, 34,

44, 55, 57, 68

achievements, 8–9

Treasury, 3, 12, 30, 38, 40

tribunals, 55

truck telematics data, 4

trust

in ABS, 37

core ABS value, 4

Twitter followers, 10

U

underperformance (staff) see performance

management (staff)

unions, 75

United Nations Public Service Day, 77

unscheduled absences, 74

V

value of ABS, 5, 37–8

vehicle fleet, 80

violence in Australia, 43

W

waste management, 79–80, 81

web collection capabilities, 33

web scraping, 3, 40

websites (ABS)

address, iv

visits and downloads, 3, 10, 31

work health and safety, 35, 50, 70–4

workers’ compensation, 71–4

workforce planning, 28, 35, 62–3, 67 see

also human resources management

workforce skills and knowledge see training

and development of ABS staff

workforce statistics (ABS), 35, 60–2, 65–7

see also human resources management

workplace diversity, 35, 64–7

Inclusion and Diversity Strategy, 34, 64

workplace health and safety, 50, 70–4

Y

Youmpla (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network), 64, 65

YouTube followers, 10