Program

The Census | beyond the count program features speakers from across the private sector, government departments and community groups.

Over the course of two days, the conference will explore the difference that the Census makes to community planning, infrastructure development, business opportunities and government policy.

Welcome reception and registration | Wed 2 March 2011

6pm - 8pm Drinks and canapes
Ballroom Foyer
Hosted by Paul Lowe, Head Population Census
 
 

Day One | Thur 3 March 2011

8:45am Welcome and opening
Grand Ballroom
Introduction of Master of Ceremonies, Steve Cannane

Welcome to Country

Welcome and opening of conference
Brian Pink, Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics

9:30am Keynote plenary
Grand Ballroom
The stories behind the numbers
Bernard Salt, KPMG Partner, Demographer and Trend Forecaster

10:30am | Morning Tea

Connect with Census
11am Concurrent sessions

Presentations

Workshops

On the move

Ballroom 1

Using Census data to understand spatial growth patterns in our major cities
Leanne Johnson

Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

Journey to work - Census answers give firm foundations for decisions on transport questions
Philip Norman

Department of Transport, Victoria

Commercial usage of Census data in aviation
Cally Ward

Queensland Airports Ltd

Optimising health services

Ballroom 2

Community service provider aims to improve delivery of home nursing care
Andrew Jones-Roberts

Royal District Nursing Service
David Coombe
GISCA

Rates of use of State Services
Tim Carlton

Commonwealth Grants Commission

Diversity is our strength – Data collection which helps inform health service providers
Helen Jevons

Transcultural Mental Health Centre

In my place

Ballroom 3

The Census in my place - City of Melbourne and its use of ABS Census data
Austin Ley

City of Melbourne

Using Census data to inform regional communities
Caroline Veldhuizen

Hunter Valley Research Foundation

The use of population statistics in planning
Jeremy Reynolds

Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria

Empowering the Census

Delacombe

Understanding the new geography
Alister Nairn

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Tips and tricks for TableBuilder
Jo Prezzi

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Census +

La Trobe

Demographics from the cloud
Brad Spencer

NuMaps

Census gets down to business – profiling the local economy
Lailani Burra

Informed Decisions

Accessing historical and colonial Census data
Dr Steven McEachern

Australian Social Science Data Archive

12:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm Concurrent sessions

Presentations

Workshops

Indigenous insights

Ballroom 1

Census data for Indigenous policy and planning
Dr Nicholas Biddle

Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University

Aboriginal development - making data work
Peter Yu

Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd

Census data, the COAG targets and spatial analysis
Matthew James

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous

Environmentally significant

Ballroom 2

Consumer forecasting micro-simulation for strategic planning and environmental policy
Dr Don Perugini

Intelligent Software Development

ACF's Sustainable Cities Index
Monica Richter

Australian Conservation Foundation

Using ABS data in commercial market analysis - a case study
Graeme Philipson

Connection Research

Census @ work in your community

Ballroom 3

Communities NSW – how we use the data
Dr Phil Hamdorf

Communities NSW

Enhancing community outcomes using Census data
David Coy

Central Coast Council, Tasmania

Census data and the Maribyrnong community
Malcolm Roberts-Palmer

Maribyrnong City Council, Victoria

Empowering the Census

Delacombe

Demystifying SEIFA
Jeff Wright & Peter Radisich

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australia's future population - where are we going?
Patrick Corr

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Unearthing the rough diamonds of Census data
Emily Walter

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Census +

La Trobe

eCensus: A case study
Rodney Hennegan

IBM

Working with Community Care Services to integrate Census and program data for advocacy and program planning
Andrew Clark

Gosford City Council, NSW

Understanding Australian communities - What information is important and to who?
Mike Salvaris, Sue West and Geoff Woolcock

Australian Community Indicators Network

3:00pm | Afternoon Tea

3:30pm Brighter futures: discussions on how the Census is lighting the way for a better Australia
Grand Ballroom
... for homeless Australians
Felicity Reynolds, Prof Chris Chamberlain, Digby Hughes, Nicole Lawder and Assoc Prof Michael Darcy

... for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Peter Yu, Luisa O'Connor, Phil Perry, Matthew James, Denise Lovett
 

7pm - 11:30pm | Conference dinner

Experience a night in the lucky country. Network with fellow delegates and enjoy the entertainment and impressions of iconic Australia.

Grand Ballroom, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne
Hosted by Paul Lowe, Head Population Census
 

Day Two | Fri 4 March 2011

9am Day Two opening
Grand Ballroom
Welcome and summary of Day One
9:30am Keynote plenary
Grand Ballroom
Tracking Trends: The role of the Census in changing the debate, and people’s lives
Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Services

10:30am | Morning Tea

Connect with Census
11am Concurrent sessions

Presentations

Workshops

Wide brown land

Ballroom 1

Planning for change: understanding the Murray-Darling Basin
Jim Donaldson

Basin Planning , Murray Darling Basin Authority

The seven D’s of demography in the NT – Census insights to government strategy
Dr Dean Carson

Head of Population and Tourism Studies, Charles Darwin University

Collaborating for Indigenous outcomes in regional/rural Far North Queensland
Anne Stapledon

Facilitation for Empowerment

Faces of Australia

Ballroom 2

Counting diversity - Why the Census is integral to shaping multicultural communications
Faye Spiteri

Cultural Perspectives

The Census in a multicultural Australia
Peter van Vliet

Multicultural Affairs Branch, Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Calculating belonging – Ethnicity in 200 years of Australian Censuses
Beth Wright

Australian National University

Profiling for better planning

Ballroom 3

The Census – compelling economic development
Matthew Nichol

Compelling Economics

Wireless broadband: Census for better network design
Robert Southerton

Vividwireless

Census data as a tool for helping local churches understand their community
Dr Bob Dixon

Pastoral Research Office, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Empowering the Census (repeat)

Delacombe

Understanding the new geography
Alister Nairn

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Tips and tricks for TableBuilder
Jo Prezzi

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Empowering the Census (repeat)

La Trobe

Demystifying SEIFA
Jeff Wright & Peter Radisich

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australia's future population - where are we going?
Patrick Corr

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Unearthing the rough diamonds of Census data
Emily Walter

Australian Bureau of Statistics

12:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm Afternoon Plenary
Grand Ballroom
Inform, persuade, engage - Census is sexy!
Ivan Motley - Founding Director, Informed Decisions

Smarter Census: adding intelligence for better decision making
Catherine Caruana-McManus - Smarter Cities Executive, IBM

Local Intelligence: taking statistics and what the Locals know and using it to welcome the world
Lara Wilde - Rural Ambassador, Local Intelligence

3:00pm | Afternoon Tea

3:30pm
Grand Ballroom
The Hon Bill Shorten, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation
4pm Pecha Kucha
Grand Ballroom
A great Census begins in the field
John D Moore - Director, Census Evaluation, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Every story counts
Celia Moss - Director, Northern Australian Census Management Unit, Australian Bureau of Statistics

How are we going?
Sue Taylor - Director, Social and Progress Reporting, Australian Bureau of Statistics

One Census, an infinite number of stories
Jenny Telford - Director, Census Products and Services, Australian Bureau of Statistics

4:40pm Closing
Grand Ballroom
Beyond the conference
Closing remarks by Paul Lowe

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