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May Newsletter

Before getting into this month's newsletter, ABSIA are hosting a SSAM webinar on Wednesday 20 May at 1pm (AEST). Find more details about this below. 

The ATO are also launching a new-look Software Developer website at the end of the month - so keep an eye out for this change. 

ABSIA News

Annual Conference 2020

ABSIA Conference Postponed

ABSIA's Annual Conference has been postponed and will now be held on Thursday 25 March 2021 at the original location - The Langham in Melbourne. Our early bird discount has been extended until 31 August 2020! 
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DSP Response to JobKeeper

Thank You for Your Hard Work

It is excellent to see that in such a short time frame, many developers were able to configure their STP software ready for JobKeeper. ABSIA would like to acknowledge everyone's hard work and their continued work to support the COVID-19 stimulus measures.  
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Industry News

DSP Response to JobKeeper

Tax Time 2020 Resources

2020 Business Implementation Guides for Individual Income Tax Returns (IITR) and Pre-fill Individual Income Tax Returns (PIITR) are now available on the ATO's website. Answers to frequently asked questions on the implementation of the 2020 income schedule are available on online services for DSPs.  
DSP Response to JobKeeper ATO & ABS COVID-19 Statistics

The ATO and ABS have collaborated to provide weekly estimates on the changes in jobs, wages and average weekly wages by job through utilising STP data. This is available in their Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wage in Australia.
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DSP Response to JobKeeper

GNGB Security Committee Position

The Gateway Network Governance Body (GNGB) are looking for an independent board advisor on their security committee. ABSIA Members can find more information about this role and how to apply in the Members Only section on the Forum.
DSP Response to JobKeeper ASBFEO My Business Health Portal

The ASBFEO office has redesigned their My Business Health portal to provide practical and holistic support to employers and sole traders including mental health support in partnership with Beyond Blue. 
Visit Portal
DSP Response to JobKeeper ONDC Draft Data Sharing Agreement

The Office of the National Data Commissioner (ONDC) has released a draft Data Sharing Agreement template for general use. This template is designed to help Government agencies to produce agreements to confidently share data in a safe, timely and transparent way. 
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DSP Response to JobKeeper Privacy Awareness Week

ABSIA recently supported the OAIC's Privacy Awareness Week for 2020. This year's theme Reboot your privacy promoted the importance of privacy and keeping your personal information safe. 

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Events

SSAM Webinar

SSAM Webinar

ABSIA is hosting a follow up SSAM webinar on Wednesday 20 May at 1.00pm (AEST). This is a live webinar available to both members and non-members.
Find more information and register here.


Until next time, 
The Team at ABSIA. 

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