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Forum - 23 September 2015, Sydney

The September Forum agenda was packed with informative topics including:

  • Security - what's happening in the cyber world and how does it affect you?
  • Software and Authentication - are we in or out?
  • Child Support Agency – SBR enablement
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics – SBR enablement
  • e-Invoicing – setting an Australian standard

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9:30am - 9:50am

 Registration and networking

Session One:

 9:50am - 10:00am

Welcome & Opening Remarks - Karen Lay-Brew ABSIA

10:00am - 10:30am

National Disability Insurance Scheme – Megan Kelly National Disability Insurance Agency

Outline of the agency’s technology vision and strategy and provide an overview of the Full Scheme ICT solution and opportunities for the ICT industry to drive innovation to enhance outcomes for people with disability.

10:30am - 10:40am

ABSIA Submissions and Product Register update – Joe Maxymenko ABSIA

10:40am - 11:10am

Digital Transformation Agenda – Rowan Fraser Australian Taxation Office

Rowan Fraser will discuss ATO’s high level projects as part of the Digital Transformation Agenda.

11:10am - 11:30am Morning Tea

Session Two:

11:30am - 12:00pm

SBR: Whole of Government – John McAlister Australian Taxation Office

John McAlister will presentan update on the SBR program including new agencies and data standards

12:00pm - 12: 30pm

E-Invoicing: Whole of Government– Levine Naidoo Australian Taxation Office

Levine Naidoo will introduce e-invoicing from a standards perspective

12:30pm - 12:40pm

ABSIA update: e-Invoicing Special Interest Group – David Field ABSIA

12:40pm - 1:00pm

Australian Bureau of Statistics–   Paul Nicholls Australian Bureau of Statistics

ABS Transformation Update

1:00pm - 1:10pm

ABSIA update: ELS2SBR Special Interest Group – Kevin Johnson ABSIA Director

1:10pm - 1:50pm Lunch

Session Three:


1:50pm - 2:20pm

Tax Practitioners Board – Tax Act and Software developers – Matthew Addison

Tax Practitioners Board’s view on Software and Authentication


2:20pm - 3:00pm

Security Panel discussion – Caleb George The Business Doctor NSW, Peter Cooper GIO Group, James Turner Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and Stuart Coulson Australian Taxation Office

What’s currently happening in the cyber world -  small business, corporate and government perspective

3:00pm - 3:10pm

ABSIA update: Board Refresh – Karen Lay Brew ABSIA

3:10pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea

Session Four:

3:30pm - 3:40pm

ABSIA update: STP - Nicholas Perrott ABSIA

3:40pm - 4:00pm

BAS update – BAS Simplification - Tim Pulsford  Australian Taxation Office

ATO introducing options for improving the BAS experience for business

4:00pm - 4:10pm

Small business fix-it squadsDavid Colahan Australian Taxation Office

Rapid response to improvements for small business

4:10pm - 4:40pm

SuperStream Update – Ty Winmill Australian Taxation Office

A presentation from the SuperStream team on the current status of SuperStream and version two of the MIGs

4:40om - 4:50pm

ABSIA update: SuperStream Special Interest Group– David Field ABSIA

4:50pm - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks – Karen Lay-Brew ABSIA


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