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Tax Counsel's Report


Each week in TaxVine, I report on emerging tax policy and administrative issues being pursued on behalf of Members by the President, members of various national and state technical committees and Institute volunteers, supported by the Institute's Tax Policy and Research Division. As these reports are merely a snap shot of the tax technical issues of importance during that particular week, often Members are not fully appraised of the success or otherwise of our endeavours. Therefore, as I did in August last year I thought it useful in my report this month to update Members on the progress of a selected number of these projects.

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Author Photo - Michael Dirkis CTA
Prof Michael Dirkis CTA
Michael is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD on Australian international taxation and is a noted researcher, having authored Is it Australia's? Residency and Source Analysed (2005, Australian Tax Research Foundation), as well as authoring and co-authoring over 590 publications and papers. From May 1999 until October 2009 he was, as Senior Tax Counsel for the Taxation Institute, in the forefront of the all major tax reform and taxation administration reforms. He continues his involvement as a member of the Treasury's Tax Treaties Advisory Panel and the Education Committee of the Tax Practitioners Board. He was awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association's Graham Hill medal in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to the teaching of taxation law and policy" on 21 January 2010. Current at 29 October 2012 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Dr Michael DIRKIS.
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