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Payments System Review Issues Paper

34 days left to have your say
Consultation Type
Issues Paper

Key Documents

The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP announced on 29 September 2020 the JobMaker Digital Business Plan, which included a suite of measures designed to accelerate Australia’s recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A key element of this package includes reviewing the regulatory architecture of the Australian payments system to ensure it remains fit-for-purpose and is capable of supporting continued innovation for the benefit of consumers, businesses and the broader economy.

On 21 October 2020 the Treasurer announced that Mr Scott Farrell would lead the review and provide a report to the Government by April 2021. This issues paper forms the first step in this review, and stakeholders are invited to consider the questions that are designed to address the issues as set out in the Terms of Reference.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 31 December 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Payments System Review
The Treasury
Langton Crescent