Australian Statistics Advisory Council


The Australian Statistics Advisory Council (ASAC) meets formally face to face three times per year, in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne (by rotation) but can also involve video conferencing across all Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) capital city offices. Additional engagement outside meetings is undertaken as appropriate.

Chaired by Professor Gary Banks AO, the Council is established under the Australian Bureau of Statistics Act (1975) to provide independent advice to the Statistician and our Minister about current and longer term statistical priorities and other relevant matters.

Meeting: 1 August 2019

The Council met in Sydney on 1 August 2019 for its second meeting of the year.

A number of topics were discussed at the meeting including proposed ABS Strategic Directions, key directions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statistics, and prioritisation of the ABS' international engagement.

The next ASAC meeting will be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 13 November 2019.