Published on 01 Apr 12
by "AUSTRALIAN TAX FORUM" JOURNAL ARTICLE
On 20 March 2011, the Federal Government announced its plans for a two-day tax forum, bringing together representatives of community groups, businesses, unions, and governments, academics and tax practitioners. The resulting Tax Forum, held in the Great Hall of Parliament in Canberra on 4 and 5 October 2011, was attended by approximately 180 individuals representing a diverse range of interests. Twenty-five of those participants were academics and tax experts. This special issue of Australian Tax Forum draws on the experiences and expertise of those academic experts who were involved in the forum process.
The articles which follow provide a detailed assessment of what was achieved and the whether the Forum and subsequent deliberations have made a positive contribution to the Australian tax policy debate.