On behalf of the DSPANZ Board and staff, DSPANZ President Simon Foster, would like to thank our members for their support and involvement in
our association this year.
from the extremely busy and unusual year that was 2020, this year proved to be no different but there have been many positives
along the way for both the software industry and DSPANZ as an organisation. Over the past year it has been encouraging to see government
agencies realise the benefits of working with our industry on policy and projects to achieve better outcomes for Digital Service Providers,
employers and businesses, and of course the citizens of Australia and New
At the November Board meeting we said goodbye to Directors Marjukka Maki-Hokkonen and Michael Ross. We would like to thank both Marjukka
and Michael for their contributions to ABSIA/DSPANZ over the last few years and we wish them all the best for the future.
Welcome to New Directors
With two casual vacancies now open, the Board invited two new Directors to fill these positions for 12 months. We would like to welcome both
Allen Knight (Taxlab) and Belinda Stewart (Paypac)
to the Board.
This week we officially released the report from the 2021 SSAM Review. The report covers the history of the SSAM, insights from the
surveys conducted with both DSPs and add-ons about their experiences and the outcomes of the review process. Catch up on what happened
in the review and what's changing for the SSAM.
We provided a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) consultation on the Consumer Data Right
sponsored accreditation - information security self assessment and attestation on 8 November
If you are a director of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
corporation, you need to apply for a director identification number (director ID) through the Australian Business Registry Services website.
Learn more and apply here.
The ATO, in collaboration with small business, tax professionals and industry associations, has developed a digital cash flow coaching
kit. The kit is an educational web app designed as a coaching resource to be delivered by tax professionals and business
help their small business clients effectively manage their cash flow, remain viable and meet their financial obligations.
There is no ATO branding on the kit and it is freely available in the
ATO Christmas Closure
The ATO will close their offices at midday Friday 24
December 2021 and reopen Tuesday 4 January 2022. Information on system availability and
support during this time can be found through Online Services for DSPs.