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Peter Harper is the Deputy Australian Statistician for the Population, Labour and Social Statistics Group at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Peter 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 and has worked at the ABS for almost 30 years. He also worked for three years at the International Monetary Fund on balance of payments issues. Peter was a member of the Government 2.0 Taskforce and the State of Environment 2011 Committee.

Peter is also actively involved in international statistical issues, including chairing the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting.

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