21 December 2020

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) chief executive officer, Andrew Conway says modernizing business communication is a key driver of Australia’s future economic growth. “The call for public consultation on improving the technology neutrality of Treasury portfolio legislation is timely,” said Mr Conway.

“If anything, good has come from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the push to continue Australia’s deregulation agenda and ensure legislation is drafted so that it may stand the test of time and eliminate unnecessary business processes.

“This consultation is essential as one of its objectives is to ensure Australia does not restrict the use of current and future technologies.

“It is vital that businesses benefit from consistency in the way law treats similar types of business communication now and into the future. That is why the De-Regulation Taskforce is seeking to ensure a principles-based approach to legislative reform for business communications is applied,” said Mr Conway.

The consultation period closes on 28 February and information on making a submission can be sourced here.