• 1. Welcome, minutes and action items

    The meeting commenced at 10:00am.

    The meeting Chair, Frank Drenth, Executive Director of the Corporate Tax Association opened the meeting and welcomed all members and participants.

    Frank welcomed the following guests to the meeting:

    • Elizabeth Ellett – Head of Tax Australia, Lend Lease (attending on behalf of Paul Hooper, Group Head of Tax, Lend Lease)
    • James Loughhead – Head of Tax, Corporate  & Institutional Tax, Westpac Banking Corporation (attending on behalf of Michael Barbour, General Manager Group Taxation, Westpac Banking Corporation)
    • Trevor Hughes – Managing Partner, Business Tax Services, Ernst & Young (attending on behalf of Michael Johnston, Consolidated Press Holdings Ltd ‘G100’ representative)
    • Michelle de Niese – Assistant Director, Corporate Tax Association

    Apologies were received from the following members:

    • Michael Johnston – Finance Director, Consolidated Press Holdings Ltd, ‘G100’ representative
    • Michael Barbour – General Manager, Westpac Banking Corporation
    • Paul Hooper – Group Head of Tax, Lend Lease
    • Michael Lawry – Tax Manager, Santos
    • Karl Wood – Chair, GST working group, Property Council of Australia

    The draft minutes from the 11 August 2014 meeting were sent to members on 27 October 2014 for information and comment.

    There were no changes to the draft minutes. The minutes were accepted as final.

    ACTION ITEMS

    Action item register

    There are three action items on the register from the 11 August 2014 meeting. The action items and their status are outlined below:

    Action Item 1 – 01-110814

    Report to LBLG members at a future meeting on the APA consultation process and outcomes

    Status - External consultation has not yet commenced. The ATO will report to the LBLG at the first meeting in 2015.

    Report back to LBLG members at a future meeting the results of the Client Feedback Questionnaires on the implementation of the new PCR approach.

    Status – Completed: Results of CFQs were provided in the PCR update under Agenda Item 3 of this meeting.

    Action Item 2 – 02-110814

    Report back to LBLG members at a future meeting the results of the Client Feedback Questionnaires on the implementation of the new PCR approach.

    Status - Completed: Results of CGQs were provided in the PCR update under Agenda item 3 of this meeting.

    Action Item 3 – 03-110814

    Update members at a future LBLG meeting on results of the ECAP pilot.

    Status – The ECAP October Update was sent to LBLG members on 11 November 2014 for information. The ATO will report back to LBLG members on the results of the concluded pilot in early 2015.

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