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  • Shadow Economy Advisory Forum

    What the Shadow Economy Advisory Forum does, contact details, members and key messages from meetings.

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


    Group membership details




    Will Day (Co-chair), Small Business


    Belinda Darling, Small Business

    Australian Border Force

    Kimberlee Stamatis

    Australian Hairdressing Council

    Sandy Chong

    Australian Retailers Association

    Jason Robertson

    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

    Gavan Ord


    Michael Schaper (Co-chair)


    Simon Butt

    Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia and New Zealand

    Charles Cameron

    Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia

    Suresh Manickam


    Laura Berger-Thomson


    Paul Fischer

    Key messages

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

    For prior key messages, email the secretariat and specify what you require.

    Last modified: 14 Aug 2023QC 66799