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  • Shadow Economy Advisory Forum

    The Shadow Economy Advisory Forum will collaborate with key industry and business stakeholders to lead, share and advocate matters relating to the shadow economy including:

    • advising on improvements to the provision and timeliness of education and advice to businesses
    • providing industry insights into non-compliant practices and behaviours
    • identifying practical options to reduce regulatory or other compliance burdens
    • actively influencing and promoting positive changes in behaviour to support a level playing field
    • championing the benefits of engaging with the Australian tax and regulatory system to the community.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins our consultation framework.


    The secretariat of the Shadow Economy Advisory Forum can be contacted by email at


    Group membership details




    Will Day (Co-chair), Small Business


    Peter Holt, Small Business

    Australian Border Force

    Kimberlee Stamatis

    Australian Hairdressing Council

    Sandy Chong

    Australian Retailers Association

    Paul Zahra

    Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

    Bruce Billson

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Susan Franks

    Council of Small Business Organisations Australia

    Peter Strong

    CPA Australia

    Elinor Kasapidis


    Michael Schaper (Co-chair)

    Master Builders Australia

    Simon Butt

    Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia and New Zealand

    Charles Cameron

    Restaurant and Catering Industry Association

    Belinda Clarke


    Geoff Francis


    Laura Berger-Thomson

    Key messages

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

    Last modified: 12 Dec 2022QC 66799