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Australia's proposed Emissions Trading Scheme - the tax policy dimension.

Publication date: 18 Apr 08 | Source: WEEKLY TAX BULLETIN

Issue: No 16 2008

Pages: pp.508-511

The need to regulate and take action to reduce global carbon emissions is one of the key issues facing business and government. Set against this backdrop, Australia is moving towards the development of an Australian Emissions Trading System to commence in 2010.

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Andrew Van Dinter ATI
Andrew van Dinter, ATIA is a tax partner in the corporate tax practice of Ernst & Young here in Melbourne with over 18 years experience. Andrew leads the mining and energy tax practice for Oceania and works closely with companies across the country on managing their tax affairs and on the tax implications of M&A activity across both the Resources and Energy sectors. - Current at 13 February 2012
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David Burns
David Burns heads the Ernst & Young Australian specialist group monitoring Australian tax aspects of climate change and the AETS. David has over 17 years experience in advising on Australian tax advice. David has previously advised on the tax treatment of Renewable Energy Certificates and NSW Greenhouse Abatement Certificates. David, along with Andrew van Dinter, is the principal author of an upcoming major report for the Institute of Chartered Accountants on the tax policy issues involved in the AETS - Current at 28 May 2008
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Anthony Stolarek
Photo of author, Tony STOLAREK Tony engages with Australia's federal and state governments, Treasury and Taxation Office on tax policy and tax administration, through the EY Australia Tax Centre for Excellence. In his EY role and membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia tax technical committee, he is heavily involved in submissions to government and the ATO on policy proposals, changes in the tax system and improving its administration and interpretation. Tony is an ICAA representative on the ATO National Tax Liaison Committee and various subcommittees and a member of the Law Council of Australia Business Law tax committee. He is also involved in the EY global Tax Policy Services network which has had significant focus on Base Erosion and Profit shifting in the last year. Tony is a member of the Treasury Special Reference Group relating to its scoping paper dealing with the Risks to Sustainability of the Corporate Tax Base. - Current at 14 August 2013
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