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National GST Conference

18-19 August 2022 | W Melbourne & Online



Australia's pre-eminent event for GST practitioners

Increased petrol prices, replacing stamp duty, the national budget deficit after COVID-19 and the rising cost of living - it's no secret that GST is hot news. And why is it that luxury car modifications can be GST-free as medical aid, but COVID-19 face masks remain taxable? The GST is an indirect tax that affects all areas of business including financial reporting, stakeholder management, market competition, product development and pricing. Making sense of GST rulings and law can be complex and requires input from the profession, industry and government. 

Industry experts and an expansive technical program

This excellent conference held over two days will address a range of topical content including financial supplies, property, recent High Court cases, insolvency, international comparisons, classifications, notional GST, plus much more.

Who should attend?

A must-attend event for all GST practitioners and corporate advisory specialists.

Venue and destination

This year the GST Conference will be held in Melbourne at the centrally located W Hotel. It’s a great opportunity to return to in person events and reconnect with colleagues and peers from across the profession.

Network, network, network

Our specialist conferences are designed to allow delegates the time to enjoy robust technical discussions with colleagues and incorporate several opportunities throughout for attendees to mingle with peers and presenters. Each conference program includes dedicated networking functions for attendees to connect with like-minded members of the profession and discuss the latest issues in tax and beyond.

Flexible format and attendance options

Once again, the event will be offered in a hybrid format – in person and online – to afford you the opportunity to learn in the most convenient way possible.

Event Details

Full Registration - Early Bird

$ 1,600 (member)

$ 1,600 (new member)

$ 1,900 (non member)

  • When18-August-2022 - 19-August-2022
  • FormatFace-to-Face & Online
  • CPD Hours13




8.00–8.30am Registration

Welcome and opening address

Matthew Strauch, CTA, Chair – Conference Organising Committee 

8.30–9.30am Session 1: Keynote 

9.30–10.30am Session 2: Build to Rent – BTR in the GST context

Loretta Bishop-Spalding, ATO

Tony Windle, Deloitte

10.30–11.00am Morning Tea

11.00am–12.00pm Session 3: Updates from ATO/GST gap

Mario Rinaudo, ATO

Rebecca Saint, ATO

12.00–1.00pm Session 4: Notional GST issues

Martyn Lyons, ATO

Chris Sievers, Victorian Bar 

1.00–2.00pm Lunch 

2.00–3.00pm Session 5: Division 165 – Do you have knowledge?

Steven Koufomanolis, ATO

Angela Lee, ATI, Victorian Bar 

3.00–3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.30–5.30pm Session 6: Hot Topics 

Tanya Daley, Coles 

Raoul D’Cruz, Deloitte 

Virginia Gogan, ATO

Mark Stockwell, ATO

Sonja Icanovski, Lion 

5.30–7.30pm Conference Networking Function

8.30–9.30am Session 7: Infrastructure Case Study

Ben Mills, KPMG

9.30–10.30am Session 8: Reflection on GST and tax policy 

Paul McCullough, Treasury

10.30–11.00am Morning Tea 

11.00am–12.00pm Session 9: Themes in GST Interpretation

Jonathan Woodger, ATI, PwC 

12.00–1.00pm Session 10: Cryptocurrency and digital assets – Panel discussion

Peter Joseph, ATO

Joni Pirovich, Blockchain & Digital Assets Pty Ltd 

1.00–2.00pm Lunch 

2.00–3.00pm Session 11: TBC

3.00–4.00pm Session 12: Combined Assurance Reviews

Michael Barnett, EY

Angela Giunta, Multiplex 

4.00pm Conference Close with refreshments

Matthew Strauch, CTA, Chair – Conference Organising Committee

W Melbourne 

408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotel with its rebellious Flinders Lane address, W Melbourne takes its design cues from the streets of Australia’s cultural capital. We hold the back-lane entrance keys to what’s New/Next in the city, revealing a playground where the early risers to the late-night revelers can turn up the tracks in this dynamic city. 

The joy of discovery is what underpins the design narrative at W Melbourne. Each space exhibits its own personality as the rawness of industry gives way to elegance and an array of sensory triggers that reveal unexpected delights.

Favourable room rates have been negotiated and secured at W Melbourne. Accommodation bookings can be made by following the link on the even web page or by clicking here

W Melbourne is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from both Flinders Street and Southern Cross railway Station.


W Melbourne provides a limited amount of valet parking spaces for hotel guests only. This is at a cost of $70 per car, per day.

Please note valet parking is strictly subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. To access valet car parking you enter via Wheels at 408 Flinders Lane. Alternately, self-parking is available in a number of the public car parks surrounding the hotel.

Secure parking

522 Flinders Lane – Open 7 days/Fri-Sat 24 hours

376 Flinders Street – 6.00–22.00 – 7 days

Wilson Parking

425 Collins Street – Open 24/7

Please note public rates apply. Please contact car park companies direct for full details.

Take advantage of our early bird pricing today and secure your place! 

Download this year's brochure to find out more about this event.

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