UBL Australian Localisation SC

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Promoting the harmonised use of UBL in Australia

Levine Naidoo, levine@lxndigital.com, Chair
Ken Holman, gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com, Secretary

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Announcements

Participation in the OASIS UBL Australian Localisation Subcommittee is open to all interested parties and implementers of the specifications in Australia. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information about how to join the SC.


Statement of Purpose

The Australian eInvoicing initiative began when the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) established a multi-stakeholder forum (the Digital Business Council) to agree an interoperability framework (Framework). The activities of the Council were funded by the ATO’s provision of a subject matter expert (SME) resourced secretariat service.

The Framework consists of a set of policies, standards and guidelines to provide certainty to the vendor community on a standardised approach for economy-wide adoption of eInvoicing. One of the standards incorporated in the Framework is UBL. The semantic model and eInvoicing implementation guides provide guidance to the market for the implementation of electronic invoices, credit notes and recipient created tax invoices. The Taxation office also provides policy guidance in invoices under the Goods and Services Tax Ruling (GSTR 2013/1).

The vendor community has requested support for UBL beyond the endorsed framework, to include guidance on the use of UBL for the balance of the procurement supply chain and other domains such as logistics and trade facilitation. There is however, a more pressing need to cover payments and remittance advices.

In support of the market adoption of UBL the Australian Localisation Subcommittee has been created by the Universal Business Language Technical Committee (UBL) of OASIS to:

  • Establish a dialogue for information sharing and collaboration on the use of UBL;
  • Promote the harmonised use of UBL in Australia;
  • Understand barriers to UBL adoption and disseminate UBL for consumption in a user-friendly way that promotes understanding and usage;
  • Where necessary, propose extensions to UBL to accommodate specific legal and business practices; and
  • Produce committee notes on implementation guidelines, practices, country specific business rules and other informative documentation necessary to support Australian requirements, beyond eInvoicing.


Parent Committee

The Australian SC is a subcommittee of the UBL Technical Committee, where the heart of the UBL standard is advanced.


Technical Work Produced by the SubCommittee

This subcommittee has not produced any technical work yet.


Expository Work Produced by the SubCommittee

This subcommittee has not produced any work products at this time. A list of deliverables will be established by subcommittee participants.


External Resources

This subcommittee has not identified any external resources at this time.


Mailing Lists and Comments

ubl-Australia: the list used by SC members to conduct Committee work. SC membership is required to post. SC members are automatically subscribed; the public may view archives the OASIS list archives.

ubl-comment: a public mailing list to provide inputs to the OASIS UBL TC (and all its subcommittees), send a comment, or view the files. See Providing Feedback to Members of the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC for instructions. Please, put "UBL Australia" in the subject line of your message.


Additional Information

Providing Feedback: OASIS welcomes feedback on its technical activities from potential users, developers, and others to better assure the interoperability and quality of OASIS work.


Providing Feedback: OASIS welcomes feedback on its technical activities from potential users, developers, and others to better assure the interoperability and quality of OASIS work.