ABOUT THIS RELEASE
The ABS has consulted widely during the course of the Consumer Price Index review, invited public submissions and conducted seminars in each capital city. An Advisory Group, representing major users of the CPI, assisted in coordinating views on the CPI.Outlines decisions reached by the ABS in undertaking the latest in a series of periodic reviews of the CPI. Major issues for the review included the principal purpose of the CPI, frequency of compilation, population coverage and commodity classification and item coverage which were discussed in 6451.0.
Note: One copy of the information paper provided free to all existing CPI susbscribers, PC AUSSTATS users and those who made submissions to the review. See also 6401.0. This information paper, along with a selection of the general submissions to the 13th Series Australian CPI Review made by members of the CPI Review Advisory, are available on the ABS Website on the Internet (www.abs.gov.au).