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The Australian Statistics Advisory Council (ASAC) advises the Minister and the Australian Statistician on the improvement, extension and co-ordination of statistical services provided for public purposes in Australia, and also on the priorities and programs of work that should be adopted in relation to major aspects of the provision of those statistical services. The Treasurer and Australian Statistician may refer matters to the Council. Council comprises Chair, Australian Statistician and 10-22 other members, all appointed by the Treasurer.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    22

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    22 February 1977

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Gary Banks AO 28 February 2017 27 February 2022
Other Mr. David Kalisch 15 December 2014 14 December 2019
Member Mr. Nigel Ray PSM 2 November 2015 1 November 2018
Member Mr. Anton Voss 17 August 2017 16 August 2020
Member Mr. Stephen Miners 5 June 2018 4 June 2023
Member Ms. Lisa Gropp 2 November 2015 1 November 2018
Member Mr Mr. Antony Skinner 19 December 2016 18 December 2019
Member Mr. Chris McGowan 20 October 2015 19 October 2018
Member Ms Ms. Amy Auster 23 March 2017 22 March 2020
Member VACANT    
Member Prof. Abigail Payne 30 April 2018 29 April 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. David Byers 30 April 2018 29 April 2021
Member Dr Dr. Caralee McLeish 19 December 2016 18 December 2019
Member Prof. Lisa Jackson Pulver AM 30 April 2018 29 April 2021
Member Prof. Judith Sloan 2 November 2015 1 November 2018
Member Prof. Deborah Cobb-Clark 2 November 2015 1 November 2018
Member Mr. Stephen Walters 2 November 2015 1 November 2018
Member Dr. Luci Ellis 2 November 2015 1 November 2018
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