Dynamic Business Logo
Home Button
Bookmark Button

Conference looks to the future of the GST

Ten years since the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax to Australia, an RMIT University conference will examine the impact, the problems and the need for reform.

GSTGST in Australia: Looking forward from the First Decade (17-18 November) invites delegates to explore the impact of GST in Australia and overseas.

Convenor Christine Peacock, Lecturer in Taxation at RMIT’s Graduate School of Business and Law, said the conference was a timely opportunity to learn from the international perspective and put forward ideas for reform.

“Ten years on from the most sweeping change to our taxation system since the introduction of income tax, this conference opens up discussion on the issues that have emerged in practice and the changes that are needed to make the GST work for us, for decades to come,” Ms Peacock said.

Leading figures from academia, government and industry will cover a range of topics including:

· How China’s VAT reform is borrowing from Australian experience (Wei Cui, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Political Science and Law)
· GST – The view from Treasury (Brenda Berkeley, General Manager, Indirect Tax Division, Treasury)
· Implications for GST in the Asia-Pacific region (John Wallace, Executive Director, Ernst & Young)
· The GST treatment of real property from a New Zealand perspective (David White, Associate Professor, Victoria University of Wellington)
· Application of the GST law to complex transactions (Andrew Sommer, Partner, Clayton Utz)
· GST and real property in Australia (Lachlan Wolfers, Partner, KPMG)

Early bird registrations for the conference close on Wednesday, 15 September. For more information see the event listing at: www.rmit.edu.au/gradbuslaw/events

What do you think?

    Be the first to comment

Add a new comment

David Olsen

David Olsen

An undercover economist and a not so undercover geek. Politics, business and psychology nerd and anti-bandwagon jumper. Can be found on Twitter: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/DDsD">David Olsen - DDsD</a>

View all posts