Governance

The ABR Board provides broad strategic oversight of the SBR program in conjunction with its wider role in advancing the ABR as the source of registered business information for government and businesses. The SBR Steering Group guides the development of SBR initiatives including the resolution of operational issues.

Australian Business Register (ABR) Board

The ABR Board oversees SBR's strategic management, including providing advice on the priority and timing of expansion options.

The ABR Board meets two to three times per year.  

Membership is determined by the Chair, and currently includes:

  • A senior representative from each of the following Commonwealth agencies:
    • Australian Business Register
    • Australian Taxation Office
    • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
    • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
    • Digital Transformation Agency
    • Department of the Treasury
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Industry
  • Three representatives from the States and Territories, drawn from:
    • State and Territory Treasuries
    • State and Territory Revenue Offices
    • State and Territory agencies with responsibility for Small Business
  • One representative from the local government sector
  • Four members from the business sector, including digital service providers and business intermediaries

SBR Steering Group

The SBR Steering Group guides the development of SBR initiatives to ensure effective and responsive management for both ongoing operations and the development of new initiatives for consideration by the ABR Board. The SBR Steering Group provides endorsement, assurance and guidance on proposals, monitors performance against benefits expectations, and resolves cross agency issues.

Meetings are generally held three to four times per year.

Membership currently includes senior representatives from the following Commonwealth agencies:

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Australian Treasury
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Industry
  • Digital Transformation Agency

A representative from the State and Territory Revenue Offices is also invited to attend.

Last updated: 07 Feb 2018
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