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Technical Working Group Meeting Minutes 12 July 2019

Attendee list


Katrina Ellis



  • Katrina Ellis, GM, Data Transformation (Chair)

  • Natalia Aziz, DCS & EDW Change Manager

  • Shiva Ganesapandian, Senior Project Manager, DCS

  • Belinda Green, Principal Analyst

  • Louise Malady, DCS Readiness Team


  • Koustubh Bandyopadhyay, CBA Wealth (Superannuation) 

  • Hitesh Rathi, Westpac (Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions) 

  • Stanley Breskin, TAL (Life Insurance) 

  • Saket Narayan, ASIC (Partner Agency)

  • Prashant Shetty, IAG (General Insurance)

  • Matthew Rea, Link Group (Superannuation)

  • Bai Lu, UBS (ADI)

  • David Crow, SCU (ADI)


  • Matthew Artz, HAMBS (Private Health Insurance)


  • Daniel Hunt, Business Leader, DCS

  • Rebecca Lush, HAMBS (Private Health Insurance) 

  • Glen Lapham, Medibank Private (Private Health Insurance) 


12 July 2019


APRA Office, Sydney, and by video conference, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide

Decisions Made


Action List (New or Carried forward) 

No. Action Who By when
260619.1 APRA to advise which user in an entity is contacted during the query process. Daniel Hunt As soon as practicable
120719.1 APRA to advise on direction for scaling factor based on TWG input Daniel Hunt As soon as practicable

Closed action items

No. Action Who By when
260619.2 Circulate the list of requested submission forms for APRA to obtain sample submission files from entities. Daniel Hunt 8/7/19
260619.3 Circulate the list of SVWG members with the TWG Daniel Hunt 8/7/19

1 Meeting objectives and priorities

Katrina Ellis welcomed members of the group and confirmed the meeting objectives.

Adoption of minutes and matters arising

The minutes of the June 2019 TWG meeting were agreed.

Action 310119.1 - APRA confirmed that key messages following each TWG meeting will be provided

Action 260619.2 - APRA provided the list of requested submission forms

Action 260619.3 - APRA circulated the list of SVWG members with the TWG

2 New Data Collection Solution 

DCS Project Update

APRA provided an update on the DCS Project. The next key milestone is the Implementation Plan V2.0 scheduled for release at the end of July 2019.

Implementation Plan V2.0

APRA walked through a draft version of the Implementation Plan V2.0 and discussed key points with the TWG. The TWG provided input on areas of the plan that required additional elaboration. APRA will consider this feedback when finalising the plan for release.

APRA advised that the Implementation Plan V2.0 will be followed by subsequent releases of information. APRA is targeting to release further information from August onwards to provide detail on the following topics:

  • DNS to enable entities to configure their firewalls
  • Testing releases and the functionalities and returns that will be made available in the test environment
  • Readiness checklists
  • The support model at go-live

APRA is committed to providing APIs as a submission channel and are currently working through the technical specifications. APRA will update the TWG with further information including the proposed availability date of APIs, once confirmed. The TWG expressed their interest in receiving updates on API related information but are unlikely to consider APIs as a submission channel at go-live.

3 Current state validation

APRA has been engaging with entities to validate their current state processes to minimise the impact of the new solution at go live where feasible. The application of scale factor (i.e. reporting in thousands or millions) has been a key topic of these discussions. The TWG advised that scale factor is often applied at various stages throughout the process when preparing data for submission via D2A. These discussions have provided valuable insight and APRA will consider this feedback.

4 DCS Project Next Steps

The date for the next TWG meeting is TBC.

APRA intends to release the Implementation Plan V2.0 in end-July 2019. APRA will provide key messages to the TWG to enable the members to promote implementation readiness for the new Data Collection Solution with their entities and industries.