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Transforming ABS Data Collection

Live Webinar on Tuesday 23 March 2021 - 2.00pm - 2.40pm (AEDT)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have been using Single Touch Payroll data and other tax and industry data to produce more timely economic indicators. In this session, John Shepherd discussed what the ABS have done with this data so far as well as future plans to expand this collection whilst reducing survey burden on business. 

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About the Speaker

John Shepherd
General Manager, Industry Statistics Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics
John Shepherd is General Manager leading the Industry Statistics Division at the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS). In that role, John has responsibility for most of the business statistics produced by the ABS and is focused on ways to make this information timelier and more relevant while reducing the burden of business surveys. John is committed to working with Digital Service Providers and business advisers on the best way to do this. John previously held a number of senior roles at the ATO where he led significant digital transformation programs including Single Touch Payroll (STP). 


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