IDN in Shepparton: Workshop with the Kaiela Institute

On 31 July the Indigenous Data Network and the Kaiela Institute co-hosted a workshop with government and community-controlled organisations about the holding, controlling, and processing of Indigenous data.

Group photo of the Shepparton workshop, July 2019

Group photo of the attendees at the workshop

The workshop took place in Shepparton with over 25 delegates representing the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the National Indigenous Australians Agency, the Australian Productivity Commission, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the Centre for Victorian Data Linkage, and Empowered Communities.

Over the course of the workshop, the Kaiela Institute and IDN  laid out a joint strategic vision for enhanced state and Commonwealth engagement with community-led data management initiatives, and extended an invitation to participation to form a permanent national working group.

Key priorities identified for the working group included the development and formalisation of new statistical indices based on community input, and new, more relevant geographic extents to be used in conjunction with the existing Australian Statistical Geography Standards.

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