Have your say on the black economy

The Black Economy Taskforce has been established by the Australian Government to crack down on the cash economy. Businesses and individuals who operate outside the tax and regulatory system affect the whole community.

The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner invites you to have your say and contribute to levelling the playing field for all small businesses.

Join the conversation

The Chair of the Taskforce, Mr Michael Andrew AO, has been consulting widely to date and is keen to discuss the black economy with the community. He will be visiting capital cities and regional areas around Australia to host a public Town Hall‐style discussion and Industry Roundtables. Meetings will cover what the Taskforce has uncovered and an opportunity for general discussion on the black economy, feedback on the Interim Report and ideas on how to tackle the black economy. Feedback will help inform the Taskforce’s final report to Government due October later this year.

In Australia the black economy could be at least as large as 1.5% of our gross domestic product, or around $24 billion dollars.

It is an issue that affects the whole community; not just an issue for government. Clamping down on the black economy is a matter of fairness and ensuring that there is a level playing field. It will require shifting community attitudes so that dodging tax and regulatory obligations should no longer be seen as a national sport.

Sydney sessions

All sessions will be at the PwC Sydney office, Barangaroo.

Bathurst sessions

All sessions will be at the Bathurst Golf Club.