ABSIA News: 28 April 2015
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ABSIA May Forum

ebMS3 Open Source Message Service Handler

ELS2SBR Submission

Product Register

SBR Business Advisory Forum Update

Small Business Liaison Group update


date correction:
27 May 2015, Melbourne

ABSIA's May Forum is now open for registrations!

The Agenda includes:  
  • Budget 2015; from Treasury and ATO
  • introducing the Digital Transformation Office; the strategy for government services start to end
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics and Standard Business Reporting,
  • employer impact of single touch payroll,
  • ebMS3 open source message service handler
  • ABSIA product register; linking service consumers to service providers 

While the agenda is nearly full, we encourage members to submit possible agenda items and speakers for this and future forums HERE

ebMS3 Open Source Message Service Handler

ABSIA has made a submission to the ATO seeking funds to undertake the development of an ebMS3 open source client to communicate with both ATO ebMS3 services and the SuperStream gateway environment.

We will be investigating the options of partnering with the Australian business community and educational institutions to deliver this product by the end of this calendar year with support provided for 3 years.

For members seeking more information please email

ELS2SBR submission


ABSIA is the final stages of drafting a submission to the ATO on the ELS2SBR project.
The submission will be addressing:
  • 2015 form delivery into the ATO ebMS3 environment
  • the current EVTE or test environments performance and user experience
  • contingency for 2016 form delivery
If you would like more information or would like to participate in the submission, please contact

Product Register

ABSIA is working with the ATO on the development of a Product Register. The ATO is interested partnering with ABSIA in the delivery of a Product Register that can deliver on the ATO’s and government  needs while at the same time providing a commercial opportunity for business software developers to promote their products.

A high level design and costing model is under development now, and ABSIA would like to invite interested parties to contact

SBR Business Advisory Forum (BAF) Update

The last BAF meeting was held in Melbourne on 16 March and was the first opportunity to review the detailed briefs on Single Touch Payroll and SuperStream. ABSIA was there to present a realistic view of these processes and gave a detailed presentation on potential issues with these and related SBR projects.

 BAF members indicated they were eager to obtain ABSIA support for their members and management committees to help them through some of these significant technology changes. ABSIA is able to undertake this important role on behalf of member organisations.

Small Business Liaison Group

ABSIA Board member, Nicholas Perrott represents ABSIA and it's members at the Small Business Liaison Group (see HERE for more information).

He is always happy to receive queries and feedback from members that they may like brought up in this forum, which includes the ATO Commissioner. Please contact ABSIA on if you would like to contribute items to this meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 30 April 2015, so please provide your items by 29 April 2015.
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