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Longitudinal Data Conference 2016



The National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) is convening the Longitudinal Data Conference in collaboration with conference partners and on behalf of governments and industry.

The NCLD was established within the Department of Social Services (DSS) in late 2014. Its mission is to promote a longitudinal evidence base to inform policies and practices that will improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. For more information please visit the NCLD page on the DSS website.

Many agencies across governments have been working to answer the questions posed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull MP while Communications Minister in April 2014. The conference provides an opportunity to discuss these important issues and explore the theme of

Powerful data | Strong evidence | Informed policy



Who should attend?

Australian and international professionals with an interest in the conference theme:

  • Powerful data — Methods for collection, design, linkage and analysis

  • Strong evidence — Policy relevant research and analysis

  • Informed policy — Australia’s challenges and the translation of evidence into policy

The following professionals will benefit from attending the conference:

  • Researchers and social scientists (universities, think tanks, government, not-for-profits, private sector, post-graduate students)

  • Policy makers (Australian Government, state and territory governments, international)

  • Policy influencers (think tanks, not-for-profits, peak bodies)

  • Business and industry with an interest in ‘big data’ and actuarial analyses (banking and finance, market and social research, information technology)

  • Analysts and data modelers (government, business and not-for-profit sectors)

  • Data linkage specialists (government, business and not-for-profit sectors)

Areas of policy interest

The conference focuses on a broad range of social and economic policy areas

A word cloud of the social and economic policy areas relevant to the conference.
This includes: Aged Care, Ageing, Carers, Childcare, Child development, Child support, Civic engagement, Communities, Crime and justice, Development, Disabilities, Disadvantage, Domestic violence, Early childhood,  Education, Employment and jobs, Families, Fertility, Financial literacy,  Gambling, Gender, Health, Home care, Homelessness, Housing, Income, Indigenous Australians, Intergenerational transfer, Labour-force participation, Language,  Learning, Life course, Literacy and numeracy, Multicultural, Parenting, Pathways, Racism, Relationships, Retirement, Seniors, Settlement, Sexuality, Single parents, Social attitudes, Social mobility, Substance abuse, Technology  use, Training, Volunteering, Vulnerable People, Wealth, Welfare, Wellbeing, Youth.

Conference venue

The National Convention Centre is located in the heart of Canberra’s CBD. It is a short drive from the Canberra International Airport and just a few minutes’ walk from a range of accommodation options, restaurants and shops.

National Convention Centre
31 Constitution Avenue
Canberra ACT 2601


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