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1012.0 - ABS Agency Multicultural Plan (AMP), 2013-15  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/07/2013  First Issue
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LEADERSHIP

Leadership is important to the ABS in our role as Australia’s national statistical agency, as governments and the community rely on our statistics to make informed decisions about Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Effective leadership in Multicultural Access and Equity will enable the ABS to maintain the integrity and relevance of our statistics, provide appropriate services and access for all, and maintain the trust of our providers of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Obligations:

1.1 Executive Accountability - Agency to assign a Senior Executive Officer to be responsible for implementation of Multicultural Access and Equity obligations in the agency.

1.2 Agency Commitment - Agency leadership to ensure that staff understand and are committed to Multicultural Access and Equity implementation.

Action AccountabilityTimeline Target
1.1
1.1.1 The ABS Senior Multicultural Access and Equity Champion sponsors Multicultural Access and Equity implementation requirements within the ABS.Senior Multicultural Access and Equity ChampionFrom July 2013AMP targets are met.
1.1.2 The ABS AMP Working Group guides and monitors the implementation of the AMP. Senior Multicultural Access and Equity ChampionBy June 2015AMP targets are met.
1.21.2.1 ABS staff are made aware of and are committed to the ABS AMP through:

a. ABS wide communications; and

b. Local level engagement with staff about relevant AMP actions.
a. Secretariat, AMP Working Group

b. Resource Centre Heads
From July 2013Staff understand the purpose of the AMP and how it relates to the ABS and their business.
1.2.2 An annual ABS AMP report outlining activity and performance will be produced for ABS staff. Secretariat, AMP Working GroupAnnually (July) ABS AMP report is tabled and discussed at appropriate staff forums.



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