What is the SSA?
The Society was founded in 1962 as a national “umbrella” organisation to support and further the work of state statistical societies already in existence, to establish a national journal and newsletter and to host national conferences. The national Society now represents Australian and overseas statisticians with state branches in six states and territories providing the focus and organisation of local activities.
The overall objective of the Society is to further the study, application and good practice of statistical theory and methods in all branches of learning and enterprise. The Society is incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.). The rules was revised in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (A.C.T.) in August 2007. The Society is guided by its Rules and Regulations and its Strategic Plan. The society is governed by a Central Council and Executive Committee.
The Society is an affiliated organisation of the International Statistical Institute, with the President as the Society’s ex-officio member.
The Society is also represented on the National Committee for Mathematics of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Statistical Advisory Council and the Committee QR/4-Statistical Quality Procedures of the Standards Association of Australia. The Society is a corporate member of the New Zealand Statistical Association, an Associate Member of the Australian Geoscience Council, and a member of the Australian Foundation of Science.
Rules, Regulations and Codes of ConductWe have three related documents that guide our practice and the expectations of our members.
Each branch also has their Rules or Constitution.
We have also have a set of rules and guidelines concerning the ANZSTAT Discussion Forum, as this is a place for members and non-members.