Affiliations: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Belconnen, Canberra,
Note:  Corresponding author: Gemma Van Halderen, Branch Head,
Environment & Agriculture Statistics, Locked Bag 10, Belconnen, Canberra,
ACT, Australia 2617. Tel.: +61 2 6252 6977; E-mail:
Abstract: Climate change and Australian Government climate change strategies
are expected to change the Australian economy, society, and environment.
Business, industry, households and communities will be affected in one form or
another. Remaining responsive to existing and emerging information needs of
policy makers, academics and the community is a key objective of Australia's
national statistical office, the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This paper
discusses activities to ensure the robustness of existing statistics to new
government policies and new information needs that are emerging in Australia.