Jeff Harmer

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Dr Jeffrey Harmer AO chairs the Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee. He has headed two large Commonwealth departments: the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Education, Science and Training. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Health Insurance Commission (now Medicare Australia). In 2008-2009, Dr Harmer led a review of the adequacy of the Aged Pension and Disability Support Pension in Australia. He was also a member of the panel, chaired by Dr Ken Henry, to review Australia’s Future Tax System.