Archives for August 2014

Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (Global Strategy)

The Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (Global Strategy) arose from a recognition that the quantity and quality of agricultural and rural data coming from national official sources has been on a steady decline since the 1980s. This decline comes at a time of increasing demand for new statistics and the need to […]

Prof Terry Speed AMSI-SSAI Lecture Tour

Between the months of August and November this year, the 2013 Prime Minister’s Science Prize winner and one of Australia’s most eminent statisticians, Professor Terry Speed, will be touring the country as the 2014 AMSI-SSAI Lecturer. This annual event gives the research community and the general public an opportunity to hear top academics in the […]

2014 BioInfoSummer

Applications for student travel support to attend 2014 BioInfoSummer are now open. Travel support applications will close on 10 October 2014. For more information & to register –

Australian Bureau of Statistics’ staff banned from short-term trading

Staff working for the Australian Bureau of Statistics will be banned from short-term trading in financial markets and required to provide annual declarations of their financial assets under a series of sweeping reforms recommended in the wake of one of the biggest insider trading cases in Australian history. Read more:

Data Science, Big Data and Statistics – can we all live together?

Here is a topic that receives much debate these days – as diverse fields like statistics, computer science and applied mathematics converge with newly named fields such as data science and big data. Can’t we all get along? To find out, please go to


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