Australian Statistics Advisory Council


Established under the Australian Bureau of Statistics Act (1975), the Council provides independent advice to the Statistician and our Minister regarding current and longer term statistical priorities and other relevant matters.

The Council is chaired by Professor Gary Banks AO, and meets at least once a year.

Meeting: 21 April 2021

The Council held a meeting in Canberra on 21 April 2021, with in-person attendees and video conferencing facilities for members joining remotely. Topics discussed included:

    • an update on the 2021 Census;
    • geo-spatial presentation of ABS data; and
    • the evolving data landscape.
The next ASAC meeting is planned for Sydney in August 2021.