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  • Modernising Business Registers Business Advisory Group key messages November 2018

    Program update

    • The Chair provided advice on the shorter timeframe for Government consideration in light of an earlier Budget (2 April 2019).
    • Treasury released a consultation paper on Registry Fees. Submissions are open until 21 December 2018.

    Terms of Reference and Engagement Model

    • The Terms of Reference and Engagement model were presented.
    • Members were asked to provide feedback and comments.

    Other business

    • Members were asked which topics they had particular interests in or wanted more information about.
    • Several members suggested that the Program could provide a presentation to their members at upcoming member forums.
    • Members indicated that they would like to understand where Modernising Business Registers fits with the other initiatives currently being delivered or proposed by Government.
    • Topics of interest included:
      • data – including costs, collection and speed of distribution. Also the data model and standards.
      • Director Identification Numbers
      • extensibility of the registry platform – including trusts, cooperatives and mutuals and Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission
      • policy and legislation – suggested that this should have its own working group
      • technical model
      • small business impacts
      • company secretary impacts.
       
    • There was a short discussion around what could be shared and distributing sensitive material, particularly before a decision on the Program is made by Government. The Secretariat will mark relevant documents as ‘Sensitive’ when distributing to members.

    Action items

    Action item

    BAG–01

    Due date

    12 December 2018

    Responsibility

    MBR PMO

    Details of the action item

    A description/picture of the ‘jigsaw’ of related government initiatives so that members can understand what is in and out of scope for MBR. Include information on proposals for legislation and governance structure.

     

    Action item

    BAG–02

    Due date

    17 December 2018

    Responsibility

    Members

    Details of the action item

    Provide feedback and comments on the Terms of Reference and Engagement Model.

     

    Action item

    BAG–03

    Due date

    20 December 2018

    Responsibility

    Members

    Details of the action item

    Members who wish to have the Program provide a presentation to their constituents are to send an email to the Modernising Business Registers mailbox.

     

    Action item

    BAG–04

    Due date

    7 December 2018

    Responsibility

    MBR PMO

    Details of the action item

    Email proposed dates for next meeting to members.

     

    Action item

    BAG–05

    Due date

    20 December 2018

    Responsibility

    Members

    Details of the action item

    Advise preference of date for next meeting.

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