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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