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  • GST Stewardship Group

    The GST Stewardship Group is one of the Stewardship groups operated by the ATO as a means of improving the client experience and administration of Australia’s taxation and superannuation system.

    The group will focus on:

    • identifying opportunities to improve the tax and super system, specifically the operation and administration of the GST system, to make it easy to get things right and hard not to
    • gaining insights into issues faced by taxpayers operating in the GST system to improve future approaches and processes
    • communicating key ATO messages to the broader GST community.

    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




    Deborah Jenkins (Co-chair), Small Business


    Alex Affleck, Tax Counsel Network


    Andrea Wood, Small Business


    Emma Tobias, Small Business


    Kath Anderson, Individuals and Intermediaries


    Sue Goodear, Small Business

    Australian Banking Association

    Chris Plakias

    Australian Business Software Industry Association

    Matthew Prouse

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Kevin O'Rourke

    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 (Co-chair)

    States and Territories

    Giles Wilmer

    The Tax Institute

    Bastian Gasser


    Geoff Francis

    University of New South Wales

    Professor Michael Walpole

    Key messages

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

    Regular meetings

    Special briefings


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

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

    Last modified: 26 Oct 2020QC 43730