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  • Shadow Economy Advisory Forum

    The Shadow Economy Advisory Forum will:

    • collaborate with industry stakeholders to identify and share insights into shadow economy matters
    • seek opportunities to partner with industry stakeholders and the business community to lead, share and advocate matters relating to the shadow economy
    • inform the strategic direction of the Black Economy Standing Taskforce regarding the management of risks to the Australian revenue and community associated with the participation in or promotion of shadow economy activities.

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


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


    Group membership details




    Deborah Jenkins (Co-chair), Small Business


    Sarah Tuite (Secretariat), Small Business

    Australian Border Force

    Vanessa Holben

    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 of Australia

    Peter Strong

    CPA Australia

    Elinor Kasapidis


    Michael Schaper (Co-chair)

    Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia and New Zealand

    Charles Cameron

    Restaurant and Catering Industry Association

    Wes Lambert


    Paul McCullough

    Key messages

    Key messages from meetings held are available below.

    Last modified: 08 Oct 2021QC 66799