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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.

    Contact details

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


    List of members and organisations



    Australian Taxation Office

    Deborah Jenkins (co-chair) Small Business

    Kelly Canavan, Small Business

    Gordon Brysland, Senior Tax Counsel

    Australian Bankers Association

    Chris Plakias

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Kevin O'Rourke (co-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

    The Tax Institute

    Bastian Gasser

    States and Territories

    Giles Wilmer


    Susan Bultitude

    University of New South Wales

    Professor Michael Walpole


    Minutes of meetings held in the past three years are available.

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

    Last modified: 30 Apr 2019QC 43730