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A-NZ Peppol E-invoicing Showcase
E-invoicing is gathering momentum with a growth in participants across Australia and New Zealand during 2021. Join DSPANZ on Thursday 27 May from 2pm - 3.30pm AEST / 4pm - 5.30pm NZT to hear about what DSPANZ members and the Australian and New Zealand governments are doing to bring Peppol e-invoicing to businesses and government agencies on both sides of the Tasman.
MBR Transitional Application Periods
We made a submission to the consultation on transitional application periods for the Modernising Business Registers Program on 16 April 2021. Access a copy of this submission here.
MBR Draft Data Standard & Disclosure Framework
We provided a submission on the draft data standard and disclosure framework for the Modernising Business Registers Program on 1 April 2021. Access a copy of this submission here.
ABSIA is now DSPANZ
Over the weekend, ABSIA rebranded as the Association of Digital Service Providers Australia New Zealand or DSPANZ (dee-spanz) for short. Our new name and branding is public acknowledgment of the increasingly central role our organisation plays in supporting software developers in Australia and New Zealand.
Modernising Business Communications
ABSIA submitted to the Treasury's Modernising Business Communications - Improving the Technology Neutrality of Treasury Portfolio Laws consultation on 28 February. This submission outlined ABSIA's support for the work to make relevant legislation technology neutral.
Review of Security Legislation Amendment and Security of Critical Infrastructure
ABSIA contributed a submission to the Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 on 12 February 2021. Access a full copy of this submission here.
ABSIA Support for MAP Database
On 12 February, ABSIA shared a letter of support for the Modern Awards Pay Database API with the Fair Work Commission to assist in securing funding for the project. Following the completion of the API consultation with our members and industry stakeholders, ABSIA worked with members to produce letters of support for the MAP database API.
Software Industry Welcomes New STP Legislative Instrument
ABSIA welcomes the ATO's release of the new STP Phase 2 legislative instrument which delays the mandatory start date to 1 January 2022 and includes a deferral scheme for developers and employers.
Mandatory E-invoicing for Businesses
ABSIA made a submission to Treasury's Options for mandatory adoption of electronic invoicing by businesses on 18 January 2021. Access a summary and a copy of this submission here.
Digital Identity Legislation Submission
ABSIA submitted to the Digital Transformation Agency's Digital Identity Legislation consultation on 18 December 2020. Access a full copy of this submission here.
Reflecting on 2020 & Happy Holidays
ABSIA would like thank our members and community for their support over the past year and wish them all a happy holiday season. Take a look back on the year that was for ABSIA.
FinTech RegTech Issues Paper 2 Submission
ABSIA made a submission to the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology issues paper two on 11 December 2020. Access a copy of this submission here.
STP Legislative Instrument Letter to Ministers
On Friday 11 December, following the release of the draft Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2 Legislative Instrument, ABSIA sent the Hon. Stuart Robert MP and the Hon. Michael Sukkar MP a letter requesting a minimum 12 month deferral on the legislative instrument commencement date. A copy of this letter can be found here.
Annual General Meeting Outcomes 2020
ABSIA held their 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 28 October at 3pm (AEDT). The current ABSIA Board, Nominated Directors and ABSIA Members were all invited to attend the AGM via teleconference. Find the outcomes of the 2020 AGM here.
President's Report 2020
ABSIA's President and Chair, Chris Howard, delivered this President's Report at the 2020 Annual General Meeting held on 28 October. Find a full copy of this report here.
CDR Rules Expansion Amendments Submission
ABSIA submitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's CDR rules expansion amendments consultation on 29 October 2020. A full copy of ABSIA's submission can be accessed here.
Introduction to the MAPD & ABSIA Consultation
ABSIA has been working with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on their Modern Awards Pay Database (MAPD) and exploring options to build an API version of the database for software developers to consume. ABSIA and the FWC will be co-chairing a consultation on the MAPD with members and interested parties over November and December.
Operational Framework to be Recognised as an Alternative Accreditation Method by ACCC
In a win for the industry, the ACCC has recently announced that they intend to recognise both ISO 27001 and the ATO's DSP Operational Framework as alternative accreditation methods for Consumer Data Right (CDR) at the restricted level. This move will potentially reduce the costs of CDR accreditation and open up the doors for more DSPs that are interested in becoming Accredited Data Recipients (ADRs).
E-invoicing Update October 2020
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of activity in the e-invoicing space. Most importantly, included in the announcement of the Australian Government's Digital Business Plan, is a commitment to mandate e-invoicing by 1 July 2022 for all Commonwealth Government agencies. Read more about this and other e-invoicing happenings here.
Options for Establishing a Consumer Data Right in New Zealand
ABSIA submitted to New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment's consultation on Options for Establishing a Consumer Data Right in New Zealand on 5 October 2020. A full copy of this submission can be accessed here.
Digital Platform Services Inquiry - March 2021 Report on App Marketplaces Submission
ABSIA contributed a submission to the ACCC's issues paper Digital Platform Services Inquiry - March 2021 Report on App Marketplaces on 2 October 2020. A full copy of this submission can be accessed here.
2021 Board Director Nominees
Please find more information about each of the nominees for the 2021 ABSIA Board of Directors here. Representatives of Developer Members will have received voting instructions and the proxy voting survey.
Annual General Meeting 2020 & Proposed Constitution Changes
The Australian Business Software Industry Association (ABSIA) hereby gives notice that our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 28 October at 3pm (AEDT). Find more details about the AGM including the agenda, board director nominees and proposed constitution changes here.
ABSIA's Submission to Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance
ABSIA made a submission to the Department of Home Affairs' Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance consultation on 16 September 2020. This submission included input from members, ABSIA's government relations sub-committee and board members. A full copy of this submission can be accessed here.