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e-Invoicing (October 2018)

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The Australian and New Zealand Governments are jointly consulting on e-Invoicing governance arrangements as part of our common approach to progress e-Invoicing.

Operational governance is required for the ongoing management of the e-Invoicing Interoperability Framework, to continue to drive adoption, and is essential to provide confidence and maintain the trust of users, participants, and their customers in the framework’s operations.

The intention is to establish an independent, fair and equitable governance structure for trans-Tasman e-Invoicing. 

The discussion paper focuses on four areas that we would like to engage with stakeholders on:

  • Legal considerations – What do you consider to be significant policy or legal barriers to the implementation of e-Invoicing in Australia and/or New Zealand?
  • Legal personality, continuity and limited liability – What do you think would be the best legal structure for the operational governance body?
  • Government and industry participation in operational governance
    1. Beyond the initial establishment phase, who do you think should lead the operational governance of trans-Tasman e-Invoicing; and what functions and roles should the operational governance arrangement include?
    2. Do you see sufficient incentive in our proposal for you to consider participating in the operational governance body?
  • Operational sustainability – How do you think the long-term sustainability of the operational governance of trans-Tasman e-Invoicing, with appropriate cost allocations, can best be assured; and what funding models do you suggest?


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 16 November 2018.

Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

How to respond


Address written submissions to:

Matthew Sedgwick
Consumer and Corporations Policy Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent