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  • Energy and Resources Working Group

    The Energy and Resources Working Group comprises representatives from tax professional bodies, resource industry associations and the ATO. The working group consults on issues relating to:

    • income tax
    • resource rent taxes (petroleum resource rent tax and the now-repealed minerals resource rent tax)
    • other taxes as they directly impact on the energy and resources sector
    • general administration issues affecting the mining and petroleum industries.

    The meetings also provide an opportunity to identify, discuss and jointly resolve significant technical and administrative issues, including potential ways to reduce compliance costs prior to the lodgment of returns, or the commencement of review activity. This provides taxpayers with enhanced certainty regarding lodgments and positions adopted prior to transactions occurring.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins our consultation framework.


    The secretariat of the Energy and Resources Working Group can be contacted by email at E&


    Group membership details




    Rebecca Saint (Chair), Public Groups International


    Andrew Orme, Objections and Review


    Faith Harako, Public Groups International

    AMPLA The Resources and Energy Law Association

    Nick Heggart

    Association of Mining and Exploration Companies

    David Ocello

    Association of Mining and Exploration Companies

    Warren Pearce

    Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

    Noel Mullen

    Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

    Tony Principe


    Lance Cunningham

    BHP Billiton Limited

    Premila Roe

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    James O'Reilly

    CPA Australia

    Gordon Thring

    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

    Joshua Reakes

    Institute of Public Accountants

    Basil Mistilis

    Law Council of Australia

    Craig Bowie

    Minerals Council of Australia

    Ann-Maree Wolff

    Minerals Council of Australia

    James Sorahan

    The Tax Institute

    Catherine Dean


    Simon Winckler

    Others may be invited by the Chair to participate in meetings to discuss specific issues.

    If you would like a copy of the group Charter, email us at E&

    Key messages

    Key messages from meetings held in the last 3 years are available below.

    For prior minutes or key messages, email and specify what you require.

    Last modified: 09 Sep 2022QC 47857