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  • Lodgment Program Review Working Group

    The Lodgment Program Review working group will identify potential issues, irritants, gaps and opportunities to improve the administration of the lodgment program.

    The group will identify opportunities and weaknesses and make recommendations for the ATO's consideration by reviewing:

    • the effectiveness, timeliness and relevance of the lodgment obligation due dates
    • components of the lodgment program operation and administration – such as the 85% lodgment benchmark, use and treatment of deferrals, and tax practitioner support and treatment services.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins the ATO’s consultation framework arrangements.


    The secretariat of the Lodgment Program Review Working Group can be contacted by email at


    Group membership details




    Kath Anderson (Co-chair), Individuals and Intermediaries


    Ken Kua (Secretariat), Individuals and Intermediaries


    Andrew Watson, Small Business


    Anita Challen, Debt and Lodgment


    Gail Hopley, Client Account Services


    Greg Dick, Public Groups and International


    Justin Micale, Superannuation and Employer Obligations


    Kerry O'Loghlin, Individuals and Intermediaries


    Scott Parkinson, Private Wealth


    Tina Ford, Individuals and Intermediaries

    Absolute Accounting Services

    Gavin Swan

    Accurate Financial Consultants Pty Ltd

    Christopher Jackson

    Anderson Tax and Consulting

    Debra Anderson (Co-chair)

    Australian Bookkeepers Network

    Peter Thorp

    BDO Services Pty Ltd

    Susan Rix

    Brilliant Admin Solutions

    Kerrie Jarius

    Chartered Accountant

    Patrick Catena

    Clarity Professional Group

    Warren Seeto

    CPA Australia

    Elinor Kasapidis

    Holman Hodge

    Lisa Pritchard

    Hunter Taxation Services

    Shanna Hunter

    Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

    Matthew Addison

    Institute of Public Accountants

    Tony Greco

    Integrity Wealth

    Samara Badgery

    Metropolitan Taxation Services Pty Ltd

    Keith Clissold

    MKT Taxation Advisors

    Chris Schoeman

    National Tax and Accountants Australia

    Rod Wilson

    Precise Tax Solutions

    Ben Wong


    Tully Holleley

    RJC Evans & Co

    Luke Harris

    The Tax Institute

    Robyn Jacobson

    Key messages

    Key messages from meetings held in the last three years are available below.

    Last modified: 19 Nov 2021QC 67070