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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




    Australian Taxation Office  


    Australian Taxation Office

    Tim Dyce (co chair) Deputy Commissioner, Indirect Tax

    Australian Taxation Office

    Paul Southwell, Assistant Commissioner, Indirect Tax

    Australian Taxation Office

    Gordon Brysland, Senior Tax Counsel




    David Pullen

    States and Territories  


    States and Territories Representative

    Giles Wilmer



    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

    Kevin O'Rourke (co chair)

    CPA Australia

    Ken Fehily, Principal, Fehily Advisory

    The Tax Institute (TTI)

    Bastian Gasser, Partner, Minter Ellison

    Corporate Tax Association (CTA)

    Paul Suppree, Assistant Director

    Australian Bankers Association (ABA)

    Chris Plakias, Head of Tax, Westpac Bank

    Law Council of Australia

    Andrew Sommer, Partner Clayton Utz

    Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA)

    Paul Nielsen, Board of Directors & Chairperson

    Property Council of Australia (PCA)

    Andrew Howe, Director, Greenwoods & Freehills Pty Ltd


    George Nikolaou, Manager GST, WET & Excise, Coles Finance


    Professor Michael Walpole, Deputy Head, School of Tax & Business Law UNSW


    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: 24 Apr 2018QC 43730