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  • Small Business Stewardship Group

    What the Small Business Stewardship Group does, contact details, members and key messages from meetings.

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    The Small Business 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, superannuation and registry systems.

    The group provides an opportunity for strategic discussion to develop and improve the administration and operation of the taxation and superannuation system into the future.

    The group will focus on:

    • identifying opportunities to improve the taxation and superannuation system to make it easy to get things right and hard not to, through an understanding of the effects on the small business sector
    • gaining insights into issues faced by the small business sector to improve future approaches and processes
    • being a conduit for information-sharing between the ATO and small businesses via engagement, education and communication within networks.


    The secretariat of the Small Business Stewardship Group can be contacted via email at


    Group membership details




    Will Day (Co-chair), Small Business


    Emma Rosenzweig, Superannuation and Employer Obligations


    Emma Tobias, Small Business


    Karen Foat, Australian Business Registry Services


    Michael Morton, Individuals and Intermediaries


    Vivek Chaudhary, Lodge and Pay

    Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Natalie Heazlewood

    Australian Retailers Association

    Jason Robertson

    Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

    Bruce Billson (Co-chair)

    Australian Veterinary Association

    Moss Siddle

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Susan Franks

    Council of Small Business Organisations Australia

    Luke Achterstraat

    Direct Selling Association of Australia Inc

    Adele Sutton

    Indigenous Business Australia

    Greg Ellis

    Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

    Matthew Addison

    Real Estate Institute of Australia

    Jock Kreitals

    Restaurant and Catering Industry Association

    Suresh Manickam

    Small Business Operator

    Paul Meissner

    Small Business Operator

    Tony Sama


    Bede Fraser


    Kate O'Rourke

    Key messages

    Key messages from meetings held in the last 3 years are available below.

    Regular meetings

    Special briefings

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

    Last modified: 16 Aug 2023QC 43725