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Taxation Institute congratulates Michael Dirkis on appointment

Publication date: 10 Aug 09 | Source: THE TAX INSTITUTE

Australia’s premier professional tax body, the Taxation Institute of Australia, today congratulated Dr Michael Dirkis on his appointment as Professor of Taxation Law to the University of Sydney’s Law School.

Taxation Institute CEO, Noel Rowland, said “The University will benefit greatly from Michael’s extensive experience gained at the Institute.  He has been a tireless advocate for improvements in tax policy and administration representing the views of the Taxation Institute Members and the tax profession at large”.

Recent areas of focus for the Taxation Institute have been on the review of Australia’s future tax system, more commonly know as the ‘Henry Review’, the Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, native title, the new regulatory framework for Tax Agents, and the TOFA reforms to modernise the taxation of financial arrangements.

“Working with Michael has been a great pleasure and I am extremely grateful for his loyal and dedicated service to the Institute and the taxation profession for the last 10 years” Noel Rowland added.

An announcement on Michael’s replacement will be made in due course.

For further comment on this issue or other tax matters contact Noel Rowland on 0414 278 279.
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About the Taxation Institute of Australia:  The Taxation Institute is Australia’s pre-eminent  body for tax professionals working together to improve the tax system and the delivery of tax services through education, sharing of information and consultation.

Media Contacts: Noel Rowland, CEO - Taxation Institute of Australia on 0414-278-279
Anna Mirzayan, General Manager – Marketing - Taxation Institute of Australia on T: (02) 8223 0061 or M: 0414 241 149 or