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Shadow Economy Advisory Forum

What the Shadow Economy Advisory Forum does, contact details, members and key messages from meetings.

Last updated 2 April 2024

The Shadow Economy Advisory Forum will collaborate with key industry and business stakeholders to lead, share and advocate matters relating to the shadow economy including:

  • advising on improvements to the provision and timeliness of education and advice to businesses
  • providing industry insights into non-compliant practices and behaviours
  • identifying practical options to reduce regulatory or other compliance burdens
  • actively influencing and promoting positive changes in behaviour to support a level playing field
  • championing the benefits of engaging with the Australian tax and regulatory system to the community.


The secretariat of the Shadow Economy Advisory Forum can be contacted by email at


Group membership details




Will Day (Co-chair), Small Business


Tony Goding, Small Business

Australian Border Force

Asha Rajah-Clarke

Australian Border Force

Martin Moseley

Australian Hairdressing Council

Sandy Chong

Australian Retailers Association

Jason Robertson

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Bruce Billson

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Susan Franks

Council of Small Business Organisations Australia

Peter Strong

CPA Australia

Gavan Ord


Michael Schaper (Co-chair)


Simon Butt

Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia and New Zealand

Charles Cameron

Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia

Suresh Manickam


Richard Maher

Key messages

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

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