Australian Government Sends First E-invoice

MessageXchange has announced the successful demonstration of end-to-end transactions between the Australian Government and a private sector recipient using the new Australian e-invoicing standard. The Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science used MessageXchange, an Australian-developed cloud service, to securely deliver a test e-invoice to a grant recipient. The e-invoice was the first of its kind to be sent by an Australian Government department.

The Australian e-invoicing standard has been created through collaboration between government and industry, led by the Digital Business Council. The Council was founded in 2015 to develop, deploy and facilitate the adoption of digital standards in Australia. It has been estimated that widespread adoption of e-invoicing could save Australian businesses between AU$7bn and AU$10bn each year.


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