Program by Speakers

Wednesday 19 November 2008
1700 - 1900Reception Desk Open
1800 - 1900Welcome ReceptionThe Tonic Bar - Ground Floor Crown Promenade
Thursday 20 November 2008
800 - 1700Reception Desk Open
0845 – 0900Welcome
Brian Pink Australian Statistician, ABS
0900 - 10301. Morning Session - Plenary
Informing the Nation

Prof Glyn Davis Vice Chancellor, University of Melbourne
Dr David Gruen Executive Director, Macroeconomic Group (Domestic), Australian Treasury
1030 - 1100Morning Tea
1100 - 1230

2A. Concurrent
Measuring Health Outcomes

Dr Cathryn Ashley-Jones
NZ Deputy Govt Statistician

Dr Stephen Duckett PhD, DSc, FCHSE, FASSA
Executive Director, Reform and Development Division
Queensland Health

Dr Penny Allbon
Director, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Dr David Filby
Executive Director, Health System Improvement and Reform, SA Dept Health
2B. Concurrent
Measuring Education Outcomes

Dr Peter Crossman
Qld Govt Statistician

Prof Sandra Harding
Vice-Chancellor, James Cook University

Prof Peter Dawkins
Secretary of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Dr Tom Karmel
Managing Director, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
2C. Concurrent
Measuring Outcomes for Indigenous Australia

Susan Linacre
Deputy Australian Statistician, ABS

Robert Fitzgerald
Commissioner, Productivity Commision

Bernie Yates
Deputy Secretary, Dept of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Prof Ian Anderson
Chair: Indigenous Health, University of Melbourne
2D. Showcase
Information Platforms

Vince Lazzaro
Assistant Statistician, ABS

QLD Dept of Communites - Communities Statistical Information System
Greg Pole
Assistant Government Statistician, Qld Treasury

Victorian Child & Adolescent Monitoring System
Joyce Cleary,
Vic Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development

Newfoundland Community Indicators
Alton Hollett,
Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency
1230 - 1325Lunch
1325 - 1340Special Address John Lenders MLC Treasurer of Victoria
1340 - 1440Measuring the Progress of Societies

Enrico Giovannini Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of OECD
1440 - 1510Afternoon Tea
1510 - 16404A. Concurrent
Measuring Disadvantage, Inequality and Social Inclusion

Prof Stephen Sedgwick
Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

Prof Fiona Stanley
Director, Director, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Mons. David Cappo
Social Inclusion Advisor to the Premier of South Australia

Prof Tony Vinson
Honorary Professor, University of Sydney
4B. Concurrent
Measuring Progress in Australia

Dennis Trewin
Former Australian Statistician

Adjunct Professor Mike Salvaris
Adjunct Professor,
School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University

Rev. Tim Costello
CEO World Vision Australia

Susan Linacre
Deputy Australian Statistician, ABS
4C. Concurrent
Community and Local Indicators

Carl Obst
Regional Director
ABS Victoria

Prof John Wiseman
Director, The McCaughey Centre, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Geoffrey Woolcock
Urban Research Program
Griffith University

Sally Bodenham
City Wellbeing, Ballarat City Council
4D. Showcase
Information Platforms

Dr Siu-Ming Tam
First Assistant Statistician, ABS

SLIP (Shared Land Information Platform)
Mike Bradford
WA Landgate

LGA Census Profiles
Ivan Motley
Informed Decisions

Sustainability Management
Warren Donnelly,
Head of Sustainability Management, SAS Australia & New Zealand

Dan Paull, CEO, PSMA Australia
1645 - 1730Measurement as a Driver of Change and Improvement in Public Sector Delivery
Terry Moran AO, Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
1900 - 2300Dinner Melbourne Aquarium
Welcome - Dan Paull, PSMA Australian
Speaker and Entertainer - Adam Spencer
Day Two
Friday 21 November 2008
0900 – 10305. Morning Session – Plenary
Environmental Information for Informed Decisions

Dr Martin Parkinson Secretary, Department of Climate Change
Greg Bourne CEO, World Wildlife Fund Australia
1030 – 1100Morning Tea
1100 – 12306A. Concurrent

Mr Dennis Trewin
Former Australian Statistician

Dr Rob Vertessy
Deputy Director (Water Division), Bureau of Meteorology

Ken Matthews AO
Chair and Chief Executive Officer National Water Commission

Dr Kerry Schott
Managing Director, Sydney Water
6B. Concurrent
Natural Resource Management

Dr James Bradfield Moody
General Manager, International Development, CSIRO

Mike Callaghan
Deputy Secretary, Dept of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

Peter Cosier
Director, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

Peter Harper
Deputy Australian Statistician, ABS

6C. Concurrent Session
Climate Change

Ian Ewing
Deputy Australian Statistician, ABS

Dr Andrew Ash
Director, CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship

Professor David Karoly
ARC Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
6D. Showcase
State Planning Initiatives

Mr Geoff Allen
Chair, Australian Statistics Advisory Council

Tasmania Together
Philip Hoystead
Tasmania Together Progress Board

SA Strategic Plan
Matt Johnson
Deputy Director General
SA Dept of Premier and Cabinet

NSW State Plan
Graeme Head
Executive Director
NSW Dept of Premier and Cabinet

Dr Peter Wilkins
Victorian Assistant Auditor General
1230 -1330Lunch
1330 – 14457. Afternoon Session - Plenary Key Outcomes from
A. Informing the Nation
Dr Peter Crossman
Qld Govt Statistician

B. Measuring the Progress of Society
Adjunct Professor Mike Salvaris
Applied Human Rights and Community Wellbeing Research, in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning at RMIT University in Melbourne.

C. Informing the Environment Debate
Dr James Bradfield Moody
General Manager, International Development, CSIRO
1445 – 1515Afternoon Tea
1515 – 16158. Panel Discussion - Statistics for the 21st Century
Murray Cameron Former Chief of CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences
Brian Pink Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Mr. Enrico Giovannini Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of OECD
Dr Peter CrossmanQld Govt Statistician
1615 – 1630Closing Address

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