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Forum - 25 May 2016, Sydney 

Session One:


 10:00 – 10:10

Welcome & Opening Remarks - Karen Lay-Brew ABSIA


10:10 – 10:40

CEO Session – Emma Hossack – Extensia CEO and President of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA)

Opportunities, complexities and challenges for the Medical Software Industry in working with the Government  

10:40 – 11:20

Ramez Katf – Australian Taxation Office Chief Information Officer

Ramez Katf will deliver a keynote speech, his first public appearance as a keynote speaker in his new role as the CIO of the Australian Taxation Office.

11:20 – 11:40

Morning Tea 

Session Two:



2016 Federal budget update – Frances Sainsbury - Australian Taxation Office

Australian Government Budget – ATO’s plans

12:40 – 1:10

John Dardo – Acting Deputy Commissioner Business Reporting and Registrations

ATO's Digital Strategy and Whole-of-Government vision

1:10 – 2:00


Session Three:


2:00 – 2:30

Albert Olley, Executive Director, Business Services, NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Whole-of-Government – the business of government can be complex 

2:30 – 3:00

Whole of Government – John McAlister Australian Taxation Office

ABR and SBR Boards continue to drive programs, and the transformation is already expanding to federal and state levels.

3:00– 3:10

Business Software Industry Innovation Network (BSIIN) - Karen Lay-Brew, ABSIA

Helping shape and drive Whole-of-Government in different business lines and at all levels of government. 

3:10– 3:30

Afternoon Tea 

Session Four:


3:30 – 3:40

SuperStream Alternative File Format Defined Benefits and Accumulation  -Ty Winmill Australian Taxation Office

ATO update.

3:40 – 3:45

Single Touch Payroll  and Payroll Special Interest Group – Deanne Windsor ABSIA

Update on how we are addressing STP and other payroll issues.

3:45 - 4:35

Single Touch Payroll – John Shepherd Australian Taxation Office

Treasury consultation has begun for Single Touch Payroll changes. Overview of outcomes from consultation and ATO implementation and support activities.

4:35 – 4:55

ATO delivery of SBR services – Chris Thorne Australian Taxation Office

ATO SBR implementation directions and performance will be canvassed by Chris including both Single Touch Payroll and the new Practitioner Lodgement System. 

4:55 – 5:00

Closing Remarks – Karen Lay-Brew ABSIA 


Forum Close