” The ABS is committed to providing a range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide feedback and we are asking you to tell us your thoughts and suggestions on all elements of the proposed health survey including how and what information should be collected.”
There are many ways you can provide your feedback to ABS : See Part 1 below
Part 1: There are many ways you can provide your feedback to the ABS
1.Workshop update 2.00 pm 19 March
Due to the rapidly evolving situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia and internationally, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has postponed all face-to-face health survey workshops and community sessions which were due to be held across Australia from March until June 2020.
The health and safety of our stakeholders is our highest priority, and this decision was taken with due consideration of the medical advice available and after listening to our stakeholders and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
We acknowledge there has been a lot of interest in these workshops and community sessions, and we hope to be able to run them in the future. In the interim we are exploring options for virtual consultation, such as video conferences or Webinars.
You can have your say now through the ABS paper Future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Surveys – Have Your Say, 2020, or by completing an online survey.
We will be in touch as more information becomes available.
If you would like more information, please contact us via email (email@example.com).
3.Connect with an Engagement Manager
The ABS has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Managers in each state and territory who are keen to have discussions with you, either at a community session or directly if you prefer.
4.Complete our eSurvey
The electronic survey covers a range of key topics and discussion points as well as the ability to provide general comments. For those interested, the survey can be accessed here ABS Consultation Hub
5.Write to us
In addition the ABS invites people to submit written feedback in response to this discussion paper.
Submissions are welcome until 15 June 2020 and can be forwarded electronically or in hard copy using the contact details below.
Or by post to:
Director of CoEATSIS
Locked Bag 10
Belconnen ACT 2616
A report on the engagement undertaken will be made available at the end of the consultation.