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New Editor for Australian Tax Forum

Publication date: 25 Jul 14 | Source: THE TAX INSTITUTE

25 July 2014: The Tax Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michael Walpole as the incoming editor of the Australian Tax Forum (ATF), commencing 1 August.

ATF is a prestigious quarterly journal, highlighting key issues in tax policy, law and reform amongst tax professionals.

Dr Walpole is a Professor of Taxation Law at UNSW and brings a wealth of experience to the role.  Prior to joining UNSW, he worked as a Tax Consultant with Ernst & Young, and prior to that he was in private practice as a legal practitioner.  

Dr Walpole is an International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Tax in the Said Business School, University of Oxford, and has authored and co-authored several books including Proposals for the Reform of the Taxation of Goodwill, Understanding Taxation Law, and Compliance Cost Control.

Noel Rowland, CEO of The Tax Institute said, “We are delighted to welcome Michael to this role.  His intricate knowledge of the Australian taxation system and his significant practical experience dealing with technical tax matters will ensure ATF remains a pre-eminent tax publication for Australian tax professionals.

“I also thank Cynthia Coleman for her excellent stewardship of ATF which she has built to one of the highest ranked tax journals in Australia and I wish her all the best for her future endeavours,” said Mr Rowland.

Dr Walpole said he was looking forward to taking on the new role as editor of ATF and the fresh challenges the role would bring.

“ATF is an essential reference source for understanding and contributing to the development of taxation systems and tax policy worldwide.  My aim as Editor is to ensure the journal continues to be a key source of information for tax policy makers, academics and libraries alike.” 


The Tax Institute is the country’s leading educator and professional association in tax. Its 14,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.  The Tax Institute supports the tax profession through education and professional development and works to continually improve tax law and its administration.


Robert Jeremenko, Senior Tax Counsel, The Tax Institute: 0468 987 300