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April Newsletter

The 2022-23 Budget outlined some significant investments in Australia's Digital Economy Strategy along with other measures that will impact DSPs. It was great to see DSPs directly mentioned in the budget papers in measures surrounding cash flow support and reducing red tape for small businesses. We’ve written a wrap up that summarises how the Budget affects DSPs.


Meet our Director Ann White

Get to know our Director Ann White. Ann has a long standing career operating IT businesses and was introduced to the Association by her business partner David Field, who was one of our Founding Directors. Outside of DSPANZ, Ann is the Co-Founder & Director of OZEDI Holdings.    


Review of SLACIP Bill 2022 

In March, we made a submission to the review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) (SLACIP) Bill 2022. Overall, we are supportive of the SLACIP Bill and would like to see Government continue the industry co-design approach that has been taken so far.

Read more and access a copy of the submission here

    Productivity Inquiry Submission

    In our recent submission to the Productivity Inquiry, we encouraged the Government to work collaboratively with DSPs as early as possible on policies and projects affecting the business software industry.

    Read more about our submission to the Productivity Commission here.

    DSPANZ Representation

    Over the past month, we have been attending the following webinars, meetings and roundtables:

    • Consistent Data Mapping Focus Group
    • Cyber Security Stakeholder Group (CSSG)
    • Strategic Working Group meeting
    • COSBOA Member and Stakeholder Roundtable
    • DSPANZ Members STP Phase 2 meeting
    • Extraordinary Service Provider Community meeting
    • Peppol Service Provider Community meeting
    • Future of GST Administration Workshop
    • COSBOA National Small Business Summit

    Industry News 

    ATO Article on Budget Measures in DSP Newsletter 
    The ATO has also published an article on the 2022 Budget measures. Take a look by logging on to Online Services for DSPs here.

    Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 
    PAW 2022 is approaching, the campaign aims to raise privacy awareness and promote good privacy practices at work that build trust with your community. This year’s theme is ‘privacy as the foundation of trust’, events surrounding this theme will be taking place from 2-8 May.

    Read more…   

    ACSC Alert to Reserve .au Domain Names 

    The ACSC have issued an alert regarding new domain changes for businesses, which presents another opportunity for cybercriminals to conduct fraudulent cyber activities. Australian businesses have until 20 September to take risk management measures.

    Find out more here.

    ABRS Director ID Data Standard and Disclosure Framework
    The updated director ID data standard and disclosure framework have now been registered. These can be viewed via the following links:

    Webinar - Introduction to the DSP OSF
    The ATO are hosting a webinar for ASIC DSPs and information brokers - Introduction to the DSP Operational Security Framework (OSF). The webinar will be on Wednesday 4 May at 1.30pm to 2.30pm AEST.

    Register here


    Women in Tech Fest 
    The 6th annual Women in Tech. Fest is coming up! From 10-12 May in Melbourne, the event is aimed at forward thinking women who want to advance their leadership skills, expand their networks and keep up with the latest tech trends. We have two free tickets up for grabs for DSPANZ members. Simply reply to this email with ‘Yes Please’ for your chance to win.

    More information about the event and a DSPANZ member discount code can be found here. 

    DSPANZ Director Ann White's Panel Discussion at Women in Tech Fest
    Ann will be taking part in the panel discussion: "What men need to bring to the table to help even out the playing field." Ann's thinking is that it’s not just men that need to bring something to the table, women also need to make a few adjustments. 

    Check out her session here.

    Member Spotlight

    Workspace InfoTech Limited 
    Who are you?
    We're a joint venture software company that provides a complete solution for your online business needs. We work with your business or organisation to maximise your online potential. 

    What do you do?
    We're a full service technology company. We offer a wide range of solutions including mobile, software and web development, graphic design and quality assurance. 

    Until next time,
    The Team at DSPANZ.

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