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ABSIA's Head of Government Partnerships, Karen Lay-Brew, recently spoke on behalf of ABSIA about what the decision to use the international standard PEPPOL means for Australian and New Zealand DSPs by drawing from the international experiences of European and other countries who have incentivised their economies to adopt e-Invoicing.


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ABSIA is pleased to announce that OpenPEPPOL recently approved our association in the observer member category. In return, OpenPEPPOL have also joined ABSIA as a Gold or 'Non-Developer' Member.


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ABSIA Member, Rick Harvey from Layer Security, recently represented ABSIA at OpenPEPPOL's General Assembly (GA) and community meetings in Brussels. Presenting to the ABSIA Board at our recent meeting, Rick spoke about his experience at the GA.


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The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has released a Small Business Snapshot featuring the most significant benefits for small business from the Federal Budget. This includes information on tax cuts, the instant asset write-off, increased infrastructure spending and investment in apprenticeships. 


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ABSIA has teamed up with the New Payments Platform Australia (NPPA) to present a webinar on the New Payments Platform. Find out more about the platform and the future developments planned for the platform.


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Following the recent announcement by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand to adopt the Pan-European Public Procurement (PEPPOL) interoperability framework, ABSIA are now able to share more information about our prior engagement with OpenPEPPOL. 


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After the Small Business Digital Taskforce (SBDT) provided their report to the Government in March 2018, the Government then released their response in December 2018. Read more about the outcomes of the response, the Empowering to Go Digital Program and the opportunity to apply for the non-government organisation role to lead this program. 


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ABSIA's Journey has been remarkable in the short few years since it was formed in 2014, and recognition must go to the early Directors' relentless efforts and the tremendous, continuing support from the ATO that has been invaluable for ABSIA.

A little reflection ... In November 2016 when I stepped into the role of ABSIA President, a few unexpected events surfaced, not the least of which was that all the ATO secondees returned to their home groups in January 2017. As challenging as it has been over the last two years, that was a defining moment for ABSIA to shed its dependence from the Government and learn to fly. 


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What a successful Conference!

The Team at ABSIA we would like to express our gratitude to all those who spoke, sponsored and attended our Annual Conference. The event was a huge success and has been hailed as the best todate.

As the first eInvoicing Conference of its kind, ABSIA's Conference gave an invaluable opportunity for the industry and Governments to meet, network and socialise on a topic that is highly energised right now.


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ABSIA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 3pm (AEDT) in Melbourne. Once again this year, the number of Board Nominees exceeded the number of available positions and proxy voting was held in the lead up to the AGM. The results of the proxy votes were tallied at the meeting with no votes being made in person.


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ABSIA's Annual Report covers ABSIA's major activities and achievements over the past year. It also includes an insight into the future direction of ABSIA and the business software industry.
 

Please view the Annual Report here.


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At the upcoming AGM, there will be four (4) Director positions on ABSIA's Board that will be renewed, and there are five (5) nominees for these positions. As the number of nominees exceeds the number of vacant positions, there will be a vote. ABSIA members are strongly encouraged to do electronic voting by proxy ahead of the AGM through a survey that will be sent to all eligible members who are entitled to vote.


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The Australian Business Software Association Industry Board would like to thank you for your ongoing support. We would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


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A webinar for software developers by software developers The Operational Framework is a program developed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in conjunction with the software industry and will create a set of security protocols for interactions with ATO systems. It will affect every Digital Service Provider (DSP)* consuming any ATO service.This one hour webinar will be presented by a panel of ABSIA subject matter experts and will provide the software providers view.......


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