Reinventing the ATO
Commissioner’s speech to the Tax Institute’s 30th national convention
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast
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IntroductionIt is a pleasure to be here today delivering my third speech to the Tax Institute on the occasion of your 30th national convention. I’d like to acknowledge the ongoing work of the Institute, now in its 72nd year, and the critical role your 13,000-plus members play in our tax system as:
- enablers and advocates for participation in the system
- champions of tax policy and reform; and
- our partners in the good administration of Australia’s tax and super systems.
In the first year or so, we established new directions for the ATO; with a new mission and vision.
In the second, we set a course of transformational change, got some quick runs on the board and set plans for an enduring effort to improve the tax and superannuation experience for Australians.
Now in the third year, we are consolidating, building, evolving, listening and delivering on the promise of Reinventing the ATO – using our mission as the platform.
Our mission is: