Senior Staff Biography - Peter Harper, Deputy Australian Statistician, Population, Labour and Social Statistics Group

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Peter Harper is Deputy Australian Statistician, Population, Labour and Social Statistics Group, Australian Bureau of Statistics and has worked at the ABS for almost 30 years. Among other things, he is responsible for the ABS's health statistics. He has occupied other senior positions at the ABS including Chief Operating Officer and head of economic statistics. Peter has an Economics Degree from the Australian National University.

Peter also worked for 3 years at the International Monetary Fund on balance of payments issues. He was a member of the Government 2.0 Taskforce, the State of Environment 2011 Committee and the National Sustainability Council. Peter is also actively involved in international statistical issues, including recently chairing the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental Economic Accounting.