On 26 May 2023 the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences made a joint submission to the second consultation process for Measuring What Matters.

Our Academies strongly support the Australian Government’s initiative to develop a stand-alone Measuring What Matters Statement. A wellbeing economy approach is an opportunity to improve policy design, transparency and accountability based on a clear and contemporary understanding of what progress means to Australian society.

Importantly, an effective national framework must improve wellbeing, not just measure it. The submission sets out nine key principles that are intended to support the decision-making process relating to the development of the wellbeing framework.

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