Submission to the Measuring What Matters Consultation

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January 2023

A consultation is underway to help inform the development of a new national framework for measuring Australia's wellbeing and progress. In this submission, the Australian Institute of Family Studies supports the proposed use of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) framework as a starting point, but notes several considerations for developing or modifying this framework for the Australian context. These include drawing on child wellbeing frameworks, incorporating children's views and experiences, including indicators of family relationship functioning and quality, including longitudinal data to track causal mechanisms, and disaggregating data by age, gender, ethnicity, location and Indigenous status.