All events Convention Face-to-face Tasmania

Tasmanian Convention

8-9 September 2022 | Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart



Locally developed, nationally relevant

The Tasmanian Convention combines the latest tax technical content, expert presenters and practical workshops with ample opportunities to network and enjoy all of the culinary and cultural delights the State has to offer. 

Emphasis on the practical  

Held over two days, the Convention addresses a broad range of tax issues that advisers need to be across in running their day-to-day practices. With a mix of both technical and practical sessions, topics include compliance, superannuation, estate planning and everyone’s favourite, trusts. 

Time to network and relax 

Hobart and it’s surrounds have a lot to offer both locals and visitors alike. Our Convention program ensures there is enough time for delegates to relax and network with peers and includes a Convention dinner as part of the program, where attendees can enjoy a first-class meal, fine Tasmanian wine and lots of tax industry discussion and debate.  

Based interstate ? Then plan your southern getaway to the Apple Isle today. 

Event Details

Full Registration - Early Bird

$ 1,500 (member)

$ 1,500 (new member)

$ 1,800 (non member)

  • When08-September-2022 - 09-September-2022
  • FormatFace-to-Face
  • CPD Hours12




9.30–10.00am Workshop Registration

10.00am–12.00pm Pre-Convention Workshop: The Devil is in the detail – Difficult Trust distribution decisions

Ken Schurgott, CTA (Life), Schurgott & Co Lawyers

12.00–12.45pm Convention registration and lunch

12.45–1.00pm Welcome and President’s address

Paul Conde, CTA, Chair, Convention Organising Committee, Jerome Tse, CTA, President, The Tax Institute

1.00–2.00pm Session 1: Keynote address: The LAW and the LORE

Paul Sokolowski, CTA, Arnold Bloch Leibler 

2.00–3.00pm Session 2: Is land tax a ticking time bomb for your client? 

Matthew Pawson, CTA (Life), Rae & Partners 

3.00–3.30pm Afternoon tea

3.30–4.30pm Session 3: Self-managed super funds

Lyndal Kimpton, Ruddicks 

4.30–5.30pm Session 4: Cryptocurrency and Non-Fungible tokens 

Jacqueline McGrath, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers

5.30–6.45pm Delegate free time

6.45pm Bus departs for Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

7.00–10.00pm Convention dinner and networking, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania




8.30–8.45am Registration Open

8.45–9.30am Session 5: Tax, Policy & Advocacy update 

Julie Abdalla, FTI, The Tax Institute, Robyn Jacobson, CTA, The Tax Institute

Facilitator :Marg Marshall, CTA WLF Accounting & Advisory

9.30–10.30am Session 6: Keynote presentation: State of the State Economic update

Cedric Hodges, Deloitte Access Economics

10.30–11.00am Morning Tea 

11.00am–12.00pm Session 7: Tax Writeoffs V Accounting Writeoffs

Stuart Glasgow, CTA, HID Group 

12.00–1.00pm Session 8: Tax consolidations for SMEs

Simon How, CTA, Bentleys

1:00–2:00pm Lunch

2.00-3.00pm Session 9: Ordinary Family Dealings in s 100A: Scant law leading to confused lore

Dr Brett Freudenberg, CTA, Griffith University 

3.00–4.00pm Session 10: The Law and the Lore: Panel discussion

Fiona Dillon, CTA, Australian Taxation Office, Marg Marshall, CTA, WLF Accounting & Advisory, Chris Wallis, CTA, Victorian Bar

Facilitator: Paul Sokolowski, CTA, Arnold Bloch Leibler

 4.00pm Convention close 



Conveniently located amongst all the action, our Convention venue allows you to sit back and enjoy both harbour and mountain views from one of the best places to stay in Hobart.

For interstate guests, the Hotel Grand Chancellor is a 25 minute drive from Hobart airport.

Book your trip to Hobart today and start planning your weekend getaway. To find out more about accommodation options here.

Use the Convention as an opportunity for an extended break in Hobart. The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is just a short walk away from popular attractions such as Salamanca Place and  The Markets, Battery Point,  the MONA Ferry and the CBD.

Do you know about Hobart's amazing food scene ? Some of Australia's best chefs call it home these days.  Templo, Frank, Fico - there's three of the top restaurants to sample whilst in town,  you won't be disappointed!


Plan your trip now – register today with our early bird offer. See you in Tassie!       

Speaker Spotlight video with Jacqueline McGrath

Listen to event speaker, Jacqueline McGrath, discuss her topic on, ‘Cryptocurrency and Non-Fungible tokens’, ahead of the Tasmanian Convention

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