Statutory Review of the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020

This consultation process has now been completed. Submissions available
Consultation Type
Consultation Paper

Key Documents

On 6 December 2022, the Australian Government announced an independent review of the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (the Act) would be conducted by the Hon Dr Craig Emerson.

The Terms of reference required the review to consider the operation of the Act against its legislated objects, whether related government policies have improved payment terms and practices of large businesses in relation to their small business suppliers, and whether other measures would be more effective in improving payment terms and practices.

The review also considered the efficacy of international approaches to improving payment times for small businesses and made recommendations on arrangements that ensure small businesses are paid on time.

The consultation paper sought stakeholder views on these issues. Submissions in response to the consultation paper assisted Dr Emerson to prepare a final report, which was provided to the Australian Government in June 2023.



26 submissions were received for this consultation, including 3 confidential submissions.

Ai Group - pdf 216.27 KB
BHP - pdf 129.71 KB
CAANZ and CPA - pdf 235.3 KB
Consult Australia - pdf 149.43 KB
KPMG - pdf 248.38 KB
Law Society of NSW - pdf 259.21 KB
MUFG Bank - pdf 172.89 KB
Rest - pdf 142.53 KB
SA Power Networks - pdf 125.09 KB
Woodside Energy - pdf 148.33 KB
Woolworths Group - pdf 161.98 KB
Xero - pdf 261.06 KB