This is a group for anyone interested in the theory and practice of statistical modelling and data analysis. While the group is organized by the NSW Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia, anyone is welcome to attend our events. We hold a seminar most months and participate in various relevant conferences and workshops. We also hold occasional workshops and short courses. Our members include students and academics from various NSW universities as well as people working as statisticians and data analysts in government and industry. Our seminars are generally given by people who are well known in the field and we emphasize applied work likely to be of broad interest.