Simon Foster welcomed everyone to the meeting and acknowledged the Traditional Owners of Country.
The group discussed and agreed to invite ATO and MBIE representatives for alternate meetings to participate in open conversations, listen
in, provide updates, and gather feedback from the group.
A draft A-NZ Peppol First strategy was presented to the group. Members raised several perspectives and provided feedback on identifying
challenges and exploring potential strategies. The discussion points will be incorporated into the document and the revised strategy will be
circulated back to the group for further input and discussion.
EESPA will undergo a name change to Global Exchange Network Association. They follow a different approach and only represent invoicing
service providers with no other software providers, potentially leading to missed opportunities for important discussions.
The implementation of VAT in the digital age is scheduled to commence from January 2024, and is expected to have a significant impact on the
marketplace primarily around the fraud. Halo effect in uptake of the invoicing from the back of that with potential implications for
increased adoption of invoicing services.
Simon attended the OpenPeppol General Assembly. Craig Smith from MBIE was elected to the managing committee, and Simon was reelected to the
Post Award Change Management board and the Agreements Board.
Simon attended sessions for Managing Committee Plus Plus, which includes Peppol Authorities and various change management boards. During
which a proposal out of Singapore for an Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence on eInvoicing. IMDA have recognised there's a lack of expertise
in eInvoicing with Peppol Authorities as they are setting up in Australia and New Zealand.
The group was advised there will be updates from Peppol Management Committee on upcoming changes expected in specifications, reporting
business, SDBH, and PINT. Additionally, a new version of internal regulations will be implemented, impacting both service providers and
software providers. DSPANZ will compile and circulate the changes to the group.