Published on 01 Jan 08
by Australian Tax Research Foundation
This volume, like the conference which spawned it, is an attempt to catalogue problems and analyse solutions – to isolate what needs to be fixed and examine how best to fix it. In an attempt to impose some order on the thoughts of the authors, the papers in this volume were deliberately focused around three particular themes: text, structure and process. In it the authors try to isolate individual manifestations of complexity in the text of the statute, to explain which structures are unnecessarily difficult, to explore when and how development processes might lead to better outcomes or where compliance processes might be improved.
Prof Graeme Cooper CTA
Graeme is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney and a consultant to Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills. He is a former New South Wales State Council Chairman of The Tax Institute and currently a member of the National Council. He has worked as a consultant to the ATO, Treasury, Board of Taxation, United Nations, OECD, World Bank and International Monetary Fund. He was admitted to legal practice in New South Wales (1980) and Victoria (1999), and practised commercial law and tax in Sydney before entering teaching. He has taught tax in law schools in Australia, Europe and the United States, and holds degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Illinois and Columbia University, New York. Current at 11 January 2016
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