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  • GST Stewardship Group

    The GST Stewardship Group encompasses a business, academic and broader community perspective on the operation and sustainability of GST.

    The GST Stewardship Group membership encompasses a business, academic and broader community perspective. This provides not only views on the operation and sustainability of GST, but also offers insights into the quality and effectiveness of the GST system as it may influence our administration and future policy related considerations.

    All members possess a current understanding of the GST system in operation which enables fruitful discussions in the national interest. They have a commitment to improving the administration and operation of the goods and services tax system into the future.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins our consultation framework arrangements.


    The secretariat of the GST Stewardship Group can be contacted by email at


    Group membership details are listed below.




    Deborah Jenkins (Chair), Small Business


    Gordon Brysland, Tax Counsel Network


    Kelly Canavan, Small Business

    Australian Banking Association

    Chris Plakias

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Kevin O'Rourke (Chair)

    Coles Finance

    George Nikolaou

    Corporate Tax Association

    Paul Suppree

    CPA Australia

    Ken Fehily

    Law Council of Australia

    Andrew Sommer

    Property Council of Australia

    Andrew Howe

    States and Territories

    Giles Wilmer

    The Tax Institute

    Bastian Gasser

    The Treasury

    Susan Bultitude

    University of New South Wales

    Professor Michael Walpole


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

    For prior minutes email and specify what you require.

    Last modified: 12 Jul 2019QC 43730