• GST Advisory Group record of meeting, February 2016

    Meeting details

    Venue: ATO Offices, Level 6 Large Conference Room, 6 Gladstone Street, Moonee Ponds

    Date: 25 February 2016

    Start: 9.30am Finish: 2.00pm

    Chair: Tim Dyce

    Secretariat: Alison Zeitlhofer, Indirect Tax; contact phone: 02 6216 1013


    Tim Dyce

    Deputy Commissioner, Indirect Tax, ATO (Co-Chair)

    Paul Southwell

    Assistant Commissioner, Indirect Tax, ATO

    Gordon Brysland

    Assistant Commissioner, Senior Tax Counsel, ATO

    Christopher Lyon

    The Treasury

    Giles Wilmer

    Director, Commonwealth Taxes Unit, Queensland Treasury

    Kevin O'Rourke

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Co-Chair)

    Chris Plakias

    Head of Tax, GST and Technology Westpac, Member Australian Bankers’ Association

    Ken Fehily

    Principal, Fehily Advisory, Member CPA Australia

    Paul Nielsen

    Chairman, Board of Directors, Council of Small Business of Australia

    Andrew Howe

    Director, Greenwoods and Freehills Pty Ltd, Member Property Council of Australia

    Bastian Gasser

    The Tax Institute

    Andrew Sommer

    Partner, Clayton Utz, Member Law Council of Australia

    Paul Suppree

    Assistant Director, Corporate Tax Association

    George Nikolaou

    Coles Finance

    Professor Michael Walpole

    Professor and Associate Head of School (Research), School of Taxation & Business Law, University of NSW

    Guest attendees

    Marisa Purvis-Smith

    Assistant Commissioner (The Treasury)

    Andy Ditchfield

    Director, Indirect Tax, ATO

    Deborah Jenkins

    Assistant Commissioner, Indirect Tax, ATO

    Srimali Kurukulasuriya

    Facilitator (financial services workshop item), ATO

    David Owen

    Co - Facilitator (financial services workshop item), ATO




    Agenda summary

    • Welcome
    • Update on OECD Working Party 9
    • Update on industry issues in terms of new developments / business models
    • Workshop on financial services
    • Next steps summary and close

    Discussion summary

    Welcome - Tim Dyce

    Tim Dyce opened the meeting.

    Minutes of 12 November 2015 endorsed with no outstanding action items.

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